Extra 10% off on refurbished and open-box Pentax and Ricoh

Happy Black Friday Eve y’all!

We start the party with Pentax-Ricoh! The official Ricoh online store is having a black Friday sale until 11/27/23 (or earlier if sold out), you get an extra 10% off on refurbished and open-box products. This includes APS-C, full frame and 645 Pentax cameras along with Ricoh fixed lens cameras. There’s also Pentax lenses and (zooms and primes) and binoculars. Too many to list here individually.

Ricoh Official Store: Refurbished and Open Box Pentax Cameras and Lenses

And now something for fans of Pentax and Ricoh camera gear! The official Ricoh online shoppe is having a refurbished and open-box sale featuring a variety of Pentax cameras and lenses, along with Ricoh WG and Theta digital cameras. As of the time of writing there’s no GR camera in the sale.

The refurbished items come with a 90-day Ricoh-Pentax warranty that is the same as the original warranty but only lasts 90 days instead.

The sale includes the K-1 and K-3 and K-70 and KF DSLRs, 645z medium format, Ricoh waterproof P&S cameras, various Pentax lenses and Binos, and Ricoh Theta cameras.

NOTE that the listing has a mix of open-box and refurbished items. Be sure to pay attention to each individual item of potential purchase interest!

In-Stock Alert: Pentax K-3 Mark III Monochrome for $2200

I don’t know when this was exactly released, but I just now noticed it. Please remember we are no longer on the daily beat of daily photography news and such 🙂

Monochrome is in and Pentax K-mount system fans now have an option to have a monochrome DSLR and they pay DSLR prices, not Leica prices 🙂

In-stock and ready to ship is the Pentax K-III Monochrome DSLR body only going for $2200 at B&H Photo and at Adorama and at the Ricoh Official Shop which offers an optional $184/mo 0% APR financing plan through Affirm.

As usual with financing plans, be sure to check the terms, conditions, restrictions and traps ahead of time!

YES, this is like decaf coffee, it’s more work and more expensive to remove the caffeine / color from the coffee / sensor 😉

PS: the standard color version of the K-3 Mark III is currently on sale for $1700 at B&H Photo and at Adorama

Pentax Black Friday sales (60 options, DA 50/1.8 for $87, Etc)

We have not forgotten about Pentax! AS of the time of writing there are 60 Pentax-related sales at B&H Photo, including K-3 Mark III for $1597 (USED for $1165+), the good old DA 50mm f1.8 for $87, the 645Z with 75mm for $3800, the K-70 body only with FREE bag for $577, and lots more!

Pentax K-1 II body for $1700, with 28-105 for $2100

If you are looking for a Pentax K-full-frame, there’s a $300 instant savings discount for the Black Friday festivities at authorized Pentax USA dealers, making the K-1 II body only $1700 and the kit with 28-105 for $2100…

Look also for other bundles and options with freebies and such at retailers such as Adorama and Amazon and B&H Photo

Pentax K-1 II Body Only with $200 Gift Card and Various Freebies for $1798

Who knew one could build a camera company just by taxing pens in Japan? Everything is possible when you set your mind to it, show incredible sticktoitiveness and work hard! And that’s how Pentax was born #FakeNews 😉

Okay, on a more serious note, there’s a Black Friday offer on the Pentax 35mm DSLR flagship as well, the K-1 Mark II body only! The offer is for $1798 and the freebies are as follows:

+ at B&H Photo you get a $200 B&H Photo gift card, a Pentax strap, a 64GB Sandisk Extreme PRO SDXC, an RJ DSLR shoulder bag and the Corel Paintshop Pro 2021 Ultimate software in a mini-box

+ at Adorama you get a $200 Adorama gift certificate, Corel software (you have to select PC or Mac option before placing the order), 32GB Sandisk Ultra SDHC, camera bag, a trio of trinkets AND a Pentax camera accessory (you have three options, Adventure bag, camera strap or hand-strap ~ click on the “Hand & Neck Strap + Adventure Bag” to select which one you want)

Thursday at Amazon Germany: Pentax KP, K70, Tamron, Etc

Thursday’s Amazon Germany Gold Box deals are here. Some of them are good for the day only, others continue during the Black-Cyber time period. Among them:

+ Pentax K70 body only for 450 euro

+ Pentax KP body only for 643 euro

+ Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f2.8 XR Di-II LD (IF) for Pentax K-mount for 210 euro

+ trio of Sony E-system zoom lenses

+ AmazonBasics 840D polyster cross camera bag for 24 euro

+ 12-month Adobe Creative Cloud (Photography Plan) for 88 euro

+ Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro for 60 euro in the Sony-Minolta A-mount

+ Tamron 90mm f2.8 Di Macro for 250 euro in the Sony-Minolta A-mount

+ X-Rite i1Display Pro Plus for 218 euro

+ Sandisk storage sale (SD, microSD, flash drives)

+ Sony RX100 IV but it seems to be in and out

+ Canon ZoeMini C instant digital camera for 57 euro

+ lots of camera and photo accessories including Joby, Lowepro, Manfrotto and National Geographic

PS: all prices in this post (and other EU deal posts) are obviously in euro but out of habit I may sometimes write the price in “$” instead 🙂

Pentax K-70 body only with Various Extras for $547

Pentax fans of the world, unite and K-ate over! The Pentax K-70 body only is bundled with two different set of freebies while going for $547 with free US shipping when the retailers return from the holidays on 4/20/20:

+ at Adorama you get the Pentax AF-200FG hot shoe, a Pentax Adventure gadget bag, and a Pentax padded strap

+ at B&H Photo you get a 32GB Sandisk Extreme SD card, a Rugged Journey DSLR shoulder bag, Corel Paintshop PRO 2020 Ultimate (DVD with download card), and the Pentax padded strap

Pentax K-1 II with 28-105/3.5-5.6 FA L and D-BG6 Battery Grip and Sling for $1897

The PM edition of our Black Friday continues with a Pentaxian full frame temptation. For a limited time, the Pentax K-1 II bundled with the 28-105mm f3.5-5.6 ED FA L lens sells for the same price as the body only, $1897 with free shipping at Adorama which includes the Pentax D-BG6 battery grip (nice!) and the Pentax DSLR sling bag and a padded strap too.

Pentax K-70 with 18-135 WR with freebies for $797

For a limited time, the Pentax K-70 with the 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 ED AL IF DC WR bundle is discounted to $797 with free shipping with a different set of freebies at B&H Photo (Pentax DSLR sling bag, camera strap, F/Stoppers class) and at Adorama (Corel software, slinger bag, 16GB Lexar, etc) and various at Amazon.

If you don’t need the “with 18-135 kit”, the body only goes for $595 with its own freebies of course.

FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip with Pentax K-1 II purchase

An early AM update of the Stock Status Tracker has good news for Pentax K-1 II hunters! B&H Photo is now offering a FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip with the purchase of the Pentax K-1 II body only for $2000 or with the K1-II with 28-105mm for $2400…

FREE Overnight Shipping for Pentax K-1 II

Today’s update of the Stock Status Tracker has more good news for Pentax K-1 II fans! Adorama is offering FREE Overnight Shipping at the same price of $2000 for both the K-1 II Body Only and also the K-1 II with 28-105 for $2400…

In-Stock Everywhere: Pentax K-1 II Body for $2000

Mission accomplished Pentax fans! An update of the Stock Status Tracker shows the brand new Pentax K-1 II body only is in-stock for its starting price of $2000 at Adorama and Amazon itself (along with 3rd-party sellers) and B&H Photo

If you are a fan of eBay shopping, a number of eBay sellers have it as well: Cameta (eBay) and Adorama (eBay) and Focus (eBay) and Kenmore (eBay)

If you prefer the “take pictures with” kit that comes with the 28-105 lens, that too is in-stock for its starting price of $2400 at Adorama and B&H Photo

In-Stock Now: both Pentax K-1 II kits for $2000 & $2400

This update of the Stock Status Tracker has great news for fans of B&H Photo and the new Pentax K-1 II body only 35mm full frame DSLR! As of the time of writing, both kits are in-stock and shipping: the K-1 II body only goes for $2000 with free shipping while the K-1 II with 28-105 goes for $2400 with free shipping.

Bad news however for the a7 III with 28-70 FE, it is now out of stock, just like the body only…

In-Stock: Pentax K-1 II Body for $2000

An update of the Stock Status Tracker finds more options for the Pentax K-1 II body only for $2000 as follows: Cameta (eBay) and Cameta II (eBay) and Focus (eBay) and Kenmore (eBay)

Or you can wait until Wednesday when it should be in-stock at Adorama and B&H Photo and Amazon

In-Stock: Pentax K-1 II Body for $2000 [one unit]

Thanks to the miracles and wonders of eBay, there is one unit of the Pentax K-1 II body only in-stock and shipping by Kenmore Camera (eBay) for its starting price of $2000 with free shipping… The other retailers have an April 11 release estimate… For the big picture, check the Stock Status Tracker

Pentax K-1 Body with Battery Grip and Extra Battery and Corel software and 32GB Extreme and more for $1700

The Pentax K-1 II is coming out soon for $2000 with a free battery grip [see Stock Status Tracker]. If you can’t wait or if you prefer the first generation Pentax K-1, its price has now dropped to $1700 at Adorama with free Overnight shipping along with the Pentax D-BG6 battery grip and an extra D-LI90 battery.

If you don’t need Overnight shipping and you are fine with free expedited shipping, you can trade the free Overnight for a handful of free accessories at Adorama:

+ the aforementioned D-BG6 battery grip and extra D-LI09 battery
+ the new Corel software bundle (four photo-related titles)
+ 61-inch Takama 3-section tripod with 3-way head
+ 32GB Sandisk Extreme PRO C10 UHS-I U3 V30 SDHC card
+ Adorama slinger bag
+ card wallet and cleaning kit

The same price/bundle but not with free overnight shipping (you get expedited shipping instead) is available at B&H Photo.

On the same listings, you will also find the K1 with 28-105 for $2400 with free battery grip and extra battery but no free overnight shipping option and no additional free accessories.

PS: the first generation K-1 is eligible for an optional +$550 upgrade to the K-1 II internals later in 2018

Pentax KP body with 50mm f1.8 DA lens and extras for $897

More Pentax action, we have a better deal on the Pentax KP since last week when we posted our APS-C DSLR price chart. Now the Pentax KP body only is getting the 50mm f1.8 DA Pentax lens for FREE while remaining at $897 with free shipping at B&H Photo and Adorama (which includes a free camera bag, 16GB SD, Corel software, lens filter, etc) for the same price.

Pentax 645Z Medium Format Body with $200 Rewards for $4997

We have not one but two medium format deals this week 🙂 Also part of the B&H WPPI festivities, you can get the new condition Pentax 645Z medium format DSLR body only offered for $4997 with free expedited shipping and 4% promotional rewards, which, in this case, is a pretty solid amount, 4% of $5000 = $200 to spend in the future at B&H Photo!

But that’s not all. On the same listing, B&H has three “take pictures with” kits. With the 55mm f2.8 you pay $6000, or with the 75mm f2.8 you pay $5694, or with the 28-45mm f4.5 you pay $9246. No 4% promotional rewards with the “with lens” kits.

Pentax K-1 Getting $550 Optional Upgrade with K-1 II Internals

Putting to shame larger camera manufacturers, Pentax announced that existing Pentax K-1 photographers (this is a two year old camera, announced February 2016 [see New Cameras of 2016]) won’t be left behind! They are offering an optional $550 hardware upgrade to the K-1 that will give it the K-1 II internals. The service will be provided by the trusty Precision Camera of Austin::Texas between May 21 and September 30 in 2018. The service won’t be available before or after this date range. Details at the press release which describes the changes as follows (with more details as we get closer to upgrade time):

“The PENTAX K-1’s main circuit board will be replaced to add new functions featured in the new PENTAX K-1 MKII. Additionally the current SR logo on the PENTAX K-1 MKII will be replaced with the new PENTAX K-1 MKII logo.”

Speaking of the upcoming K-1 II, Amazon itself is now accepting pre-orders for $2000 but unlike Adorama and B&H Photo, Amazon does not currently include the Pentax D-BG6 for FREE with pre-orders. Eventually the Amazon AI Bots may wake up and add it but for now, it’s not included.

It will be interesting to see what this upgrade option will do to the used prices of the Pentax K-1, since the Upgrade optional increases the value potential of the camera. However, the four month upgrade window further complicates things since there is a cut-off point. The lowest used price as of the time of writing is $1600 in “Used – Condition 10” at B&H Photo and “Like New Minus” at KEH Camera. Amazon’s own Warehouse Deals (not 3rd-party sellers there) offers it for $1428 but no warranty (KEH offers 180 days, B&H 90 days). Warehouse Deals offers a 30-day satisfaction guarantee only. Mayhaps some Options Trading technology may be needed to figure this one out 🙂

Pre-order new Pentax K1 II 35mm full frame DSLR for $2000 [with FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip!!!]

If you wish of a 35mm full frame Pentax DSLR but don’t want to pay $2000, the chances of discounts in the next few weeks increased as Pentax has revealed their second generation K1 II! This means that eventually the first generation K1 will do the discounting song and dance.

The new K1 II flagship is available as body only for $2000 and with HD Pentax-D FA L 28-105mm F3.5/5.6 ED for $2400! Pre-orders are accepted as follows:

+ K1 II Body with FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip for $2000 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ K1 II with 28-105mm with FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip for $2400 at Adorama and B&H Photo

+ UPDATE: now B&H too offers a free battery grip with pre-order

Finally after almost two months, the DSLRs have “scored a goal”, the K1 II is the first DSLR announced in 2018, and the first 35mm full frame camera of 2018.

Pentax K70 with 18-55 and Extras for $647

While the Pentax K70 body only remains at $600 [versus our November 2017 snapshot], the official K70 with 18-55 “take pictures with” has dropped $50, currently going for $647 with free shipping at Adorama (with free Lowepro 140 bag, 16GB SD, etc) and B&H Photo (no freebies).

Pentax K-3 II Body with Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip for $829

The Pentax K3 II APS-C DSLR is still alive and kicking. It currently goes for $830 in new condition as the body only. For the same price, Adorama is offering it with a FREE Pentax D-BG5 Battery Grip. The free battery grip is included by Adorama automatically while this promotion is running. You see it mentioned on the product page. With free expedited shipping.

If you have B&H gift cards or promotional rewards, they are close, they are offering the K3 II + Battery Grip combo for $836.50 with free expedited shipping.

Pentax KP with 50mm f1.8 DA for $947

Yesterday we completed the 35mm Full Frame Price Charts write-up. Now the process has began for the APS-C DSLRs version with the price-checking round!

The Pentax KP is down $100 since the November 2017 APS-C price charts and it is getting a handful of free accessories for its new $900 price at Adorama.

But if you don’t want/need the extra accessories or want a “take pictures with” kit, then $947 will get you the black Pentax KP with 50mm f1.8 DA with free expedited shipping at B&H Photo. The lens goes for $110+ on its own, so you are essentially getting it for half price.

The silver KP is not eligible for this promotion, but you can purchase it together with four different Pentax lenses for a combined purchase discount. You can see them all at the main Pentax KP listing at B&H Photo.

Still Good: 20% back on Pentax K-1, KP, K70, Lenses IF you pay with Prime Credit Card

This promotion continues! If you are a Prime member and pay for the purchase with a Prime credit card (only Prime members can have a Prime credit card), the Prime 20% Cashback Offer continues offering a variety of Pentax DSLRs and lenses, which is nice since Pentax gear doesn’t get as many deals as offers.

This offer includes:

+ Pentax K-1 body (pay $1900, get $380 statement credit)

+ Pentax KP body (pay $880, get $176 statement credit)

+ KP with 18-135 (pay $850, get $170 statement credit)

+ various Pentax DSLR lenses

Prime Credit Cards Only: Buy Pentax K70 with 18-135 for $850, Get $170 statement credit

This offer is bit more complicated, so please read carefully!

The Pentax K70 body only goes for $600, while the K70 with the 18-135mm goes for $850 at B&H Photo and Adorama in either the black or the silver color schemes.

The same prices are available at Amazon by Amazon actual. Of these kits, only the K70 with 18-135mm kits are eligible for the 20% statement credit IF you pay with a Prime credit card. You pay $850 at checkout, and after your credit card statement closes, you receive a $170 statement credit.

If you purchase the K70 body only from Amazon, and pay with a Prime credit card, you will only receive the standard 5% statement credit, not a 20% statement. Only the “K70 with 18-135” kits are eligible.


As always, double check that the product you are about to buy is eligible for this promotion by making sure the offer is mentioned on its product page. Take a screenshot as well to be on the same side! Example for the K70 with 18-135 vs the K70 body only:

The K70 with 18-135mm is eligible as you can see

The K70 body only is NOT eligible. The offer is NOT mentioned on its product page

This is a limited time offer! You can find details and all the eligible products through the Prime 20% Statement Credit offer page.

Prime Credit Cards Only: Buy Pentax KP for $880, Get $176 statement credit

The two Pentax K-P bodies range from $880 to $900 at Adorama and B&H Photo.

The same prices are available at Amazon by Amazon itself. But if you are a Prime member, and PAY with either Prime credit card, you will receive a 20% statement credit, around $176 for the silver KP and around $180 for the black KP. For more details on the 20% statement credit offer, read the introductory post, I don’t want to repeat the whole thing in every post.

This is a limited time offer! You can find details and all the eligible products through the Prime 20% Statement Credit offer page.

Prime Credit Cards Only: Buy Pentax K-1 Body for $1900, Get $380 Statement Credit

The Pentax K-1 body goes for $1900 with a FREE Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip at B&H Photo and Adorama.

It also goes for $1900 at Amazon by Amazon itself but Amazon does not include the free Battery Grip. HOWEVER, if you are a Prime member, and you pay for this purchase sold and shipped by Amazon, paid with either Prime credit card, you will receive $380 back as a statement credit! I don’t want to repeat the details of this promotion in every post, read the introductory post here.

The battery grip costs $220 on its own, so the statement credit offer handily defeats the free battery grip.

Here’s how the Amazon product page looks when this promotion is alive and kicking:

This is a limited time offer! You can find details and all the eligible products through the Prime 20% Statement Credit offer page.

Pentax K-3 II Body drops to $830 or $846 with BG-5 Battery Grip

And now, the moment you have all been waiting for! I am beginning a full price check of all cameras tracked in the Camera Price Charts. This will basically cover almost all of the DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, along with the serious fixed lens cameras with RAW (above 1/2.x” sensor size). Hide your wallets!

We start in K-landia where the Pentax K-3 II body only has dripped down to $830 with free shipping at Amazon by Amazon itself with a up to three units per customer.

But if you want the official Pentax battery grip to go with it, the BG-5, you can get them together as a bundle for $847 with free shipping at B&H Photo.

Pentax K-1 Body with D-BG6 Battery Grip for $1900 [also: Pentax 24-70/2.8 for $1100]

The Pentax K-1 body only is bundled with Pentax D-BG6 Battery Grip, together for $1900 at B&H Photo… The Pentax HD Pentax-D FA 24-70mm f/2.8ED SDM WR is on sale for $1100 with free shipping on its own as part of the B&H Black Friday sales… Or you can get them together for the same total price ($2994) as a bundle.