New PENTAX Limited Lens Special Site

New PENTAX Limited Lens Special Site

New PENTAX Limited Lens Special Site online now! (Only in Japanese, English version doesn’t exist yet.)

Here we have photos…

 

PENTAX FA Limited Lenses

 

smc PENTAX-FA 31mm F1.8 AL Limited

 

smc PENTAX-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited

 

smc PENTAX-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited

 

PENTAX DA Limited Lenses

 

HD PENTAX-DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited

 

HD PENTAX-DA 21mm F3.2 AL Limited

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HD PENTAX-DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited

 

HD PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited

 

HD PENTAX-DA 70mm F2.4 Limited

 

HD PENTAX-DA 20-40mm F2.8-4ED Limited DC WR

 

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PENTAX President’s Photo Competition (UK Only!)

PENTAX President’s Photo Competition (UK Only!)

Products (PENTAX KP Navy Blue and hotshoe cover) shown above are just a representative Photoshop work.

 

Do you want to win an exclusive Navy PENTAX KP with an engraved hot-shoe cover?

How about having an HD PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited thrown is as well?

More?

Well, the President of Ricoh Imaging, Mr Takahashi, will also judge your work himself, and you’ll receive a personalised letter from him!

Sound good?

Well, all you need to do is show us your work!

Just send your images taken on a PENTAX camera to us at SRS Microsystems to enter.

Entries MUST be taken on a PENTAX CAMERA to qualify.  There are 3 entries per person, so make it count!

Send your entries to – [email protected] with the subject line – President’s Photo Contest

Please include your name and address plus the equipment you used to take the shots.

The closing date is Friday 15th February 2019

All entries must be with us by 9 pm, on the date of closing.

This is a PENTAX exclusive competition.  If your image is taken on another manufacturer’s camera, or you live outside of the UK it will not be entered.

Good Luck!!

 

Terms and Conditions

  1. The Promoter is SRS Microsystems Ltd (company no. 01548704) whose registered office is at 90-92 The Parade, High Street, Watford. Hertfordshire, WD17 1AW.
  2. The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom only, except employees of SRS Microsystems Ltd, Ricoh Company Ltd. and all subsidiaries, and their close relatives or anyone otherwise connected with the organisation or judging of the competition.
  3. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
  4. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  5. The route to entry for the competition and details of how to enter are via srsmicrosystems.co.uk
    facebook.com/groups/206150700086981facebook.com/SRSMicrosystems
  1. Only three entries per person will be accepted. Multiple entries (more than 3) from the same person will be disqualified.
  2. Closing date for entries is Friday 15th February 2019. After this date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  3. No responsibility will be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  4. The rules of the competition and how to enter are as follows:
  5. 3 entries per person, images must be taken on a Pentax camera, sent to us in JPG;
  6. no bigger than 2.5MB;
  7. sent to [email protected], subject line ‘President’s Photo Contest.’ All entries must be entered by 9 pm on the closing date.
  8. The Promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the Promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the Promoter.
  9. The Promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  10. The prize is as follows: 1x PENTAX KP Digital SLR in Navy, 1x Engraved hot-shoe plate, 1x HD PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited lens and 1x President’s Letter

 

The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

  1. Winners will be chosen: by Mr Takahashi, President of Ricoh Imaging
  2. The winner will be notified by email and/or DM on Facebook within 28 days of the closing date. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, we reserve the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and select a replacement winner.
  3. The Promoter will notify the winner when and where the prize can be collected/delivered.
  4. The Promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  5. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  6. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by UK law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England.
  7. The winner agrees to the use of his/her name and image in any publicity material, as well as their entry. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current [UK] data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  8. The winner’s name will be available 28 days after closing date by emailing the following address: [email protected]
  1. Entry into the competition will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  2. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or any other Social Network.

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smc PENTAX-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited (FF) review

Really well-written review about first gem of “The Holy Trinity”: smc PENTAX-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited (updated for K-1) by Bernard Déry published on PENTAXForums!

“The three FA Limited lenses from Pentax have a reputation bordering on cult status. With good reason: these small primes, superbly assembled and delivering excellent optical performances, are a rarity in the modern market.

With the release of the K-1 full frame camera, it is time to revisit our reviews of these legendary lenses and see how they perform with a high-resolution large sensor.

After reviewing the widely popular FA 31mm F1.8 and 77mm F1.8, we now look at the smallest and lightest of the FA Limited, the 43mm F1.9. Like its siblings, the 43mm is made entirely of metal, offers a fast aperture in a small, elegant body. Not quite as renowned as the FA 31mm and 77mm, the 43mm is still among the most popular lenses in our database.

The FA 43mm was the first Limited ever created, 20 years ago this year. How does it compare with more recent lenses?”

Read more at pentaxforums.com

 

Product photos

 

Sample photos

Sample galley page on pentaxforums.com (for full size samples)

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How vignetting will be with DA Lenses on PENTAX K-1?

smc PENTAX-DA★ 55mm F1.4 SDM

Lens set at F4

“When I closed the aperture down to F4, vignetting along edges looked fine. Even though contrast at four corners appeared slightly low, other areas looked just fine. However, it might just my personal impression.”

FF – F4, 1/1600, ISO 100 | Download

Lens set at F2.8

“When I closed the aperture down to F2.8, vignetting and contrast along edges looked fair. However, it might be just my personal impression.”

FF – F2.8, 1/3200, ISO 100 | Download

Lens set at open aperture F1.4

“I detected slight vignetting and low contrast along edges in this open-aperture image. However, it might be just my personal impression.”

FF – F1.4, 1/8000, ISO 100 | Download

 

smc PENTAX-DA★ 200mm F2.8 ED [IF] SDM

Lens set at open aperture F2.8

“I noticed very little vignetting and excellent resolution along edges, although this might be just my personal impression.”

FF – F2.8, 1/4000, ISO 100 | Download

 

HD PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited

Lens set at F5.6

“At this aperture, vignetting along edges is improved. Even though contrast at four corners appears slightly low, other areas looks fine. However, it might be just my personal impression.”

FF – F5.6, 1/1000, ISO 100 | Download

Lens set at open aperture F2.8

“I detected slight vignetting and low contrast along edges in this open-aperture image, although it might be just my personal impression.”

FF – F2.8, 1/4000, ISO 100 | Download

 

HD PENTAX-DA 70mm F2.4 Limited

Lens set at F5.6

“Vignetting along edges was improved. Even though contrast at four corners appeared slightly low, other areas looked fine. This was just my personal impression.”

FF – F5.6, 1/1000, ISO 100 | Download

Lens set at open aperture F2.4

“I detected slight vignetting and low contrast along edges in this open-aperture image, although it might be just my personal impression.”

FF – F2.4, 1/6400, ISO 100 | Download

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