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Pentax Offers Instant Rebate Savings on Select Cameras

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I will often publish media releases related to photography on this blog in order to help keep you informed. These media releases are created by the respective companies. I edit the releases for space as needed.

PENTAX Imaging Company has announced an INSTANT REBATE PROGRAM effective April 3 – April 11, 2009 on select digital cameras. The instant savings range from $20.00 to $50.00 USD on three compact digital cameras and one digital SLR kit.  Consumers who purchase select products during this time period will benefit from instant savings on regular MAP/estimated retail pricing on the following:

PENTAX CAMERA    BEFORE LIMITED TIME INSTANT REBATE    AFTER REBATE

PENTAX Optio E70           $139.95                       $20.00                         $119.95

PENTAX Optio P70            $199.95                        $20.00                         $179.95

PENTAX Optio W60          $299.95                        $50.00                         $249.95

PENTAX K2000                 $599.95                        $50.00                         $549.95

(digital slr kit with DA L 18-55mm Lens and AF200FG Flash )

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Written by jeremyparce

April 4, 2009 at 12:00 pm

Places to Go on the Web – Great Photo Sites Issue 7

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I love photography. Not only do I love to take photographs, I love to talk, teach, and explore photography. I also like to look at great photographs to get ideas on how I can be a better photographer.
If you have any interest in digital photography, then a visit to some of these sites is worth your time. Looking at great photos will help make your own photos better because you can get ideas, tips and see what and how others are photographing their subjects. As your cruise Cyberspace, spend a few minutes looking at these Websites:

Brian Kuhlmann: Chicago-based photographer Brian Kuhlmann’s use of light and color is spectacular. His start in photography is equally interesting: using six StarKist labels, he sent in for his Charlie Tuna camera and he was hooked. If you don’t have a lot of time, I recommend that you look at his “Movement” and his “Fashion” sections.

Michael Crouser: Michael Crouser’s photographic work is in a class by itself. He is a true storyteller and has a tremendous ability to use light and shadow to paint a scene. Also, if you’re looking for a great photo book, check out his “Dog Run.” For $32 US, it’s well worth the investment.

Pentax: Pentax users listen up: There’s a Website devoted just to you. Sponsored by Pentax, this Website features work by fellow Pentax-users including Mark Dimalanta and Julie Quarry. This is a really cool, fun and informative Website regardless the equipment you use.

Written by jeremyparce

March 30, 2009 at 6:34 pm

Pentax Lowers Price on K20D

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I will often publish media releases related to photography on this blog in order to help keep you informed. These media releases are created by the respective companies. I edit the releases for space as needed.

GOLDEN, CO. – PENTAX Imaging Company recently announced a reduction in the minimum advertised price of the award-winning PENTAX K20 digital SLR.

Effective immediately, the MAP price of the PENTAX K20D body and two K20D lens kit configurations have been reduced by $200 US. The new MAP pricing is as follows:

  • PENTAX K20D body only: $799.95
  • PENTAX K20D with DA 18-55mm II lens kit: $879.95
  • PENTAX K20D with DA 16-45mm lens kit: $1199.95

“With this price reduction, PENTAX now offers consumers the highest resolution on one of the most fully-featured DSLRs priced under 800 dollars,” said Bill Zani, vice president sales and marketing, PENTAX Imaging Company.

Along with the price reductions, PENTAX is extending the K20D FREE Three Year Warranty (one year standard, two years extended) on all K20Ds purchased by March 31, 2009.

Highly rated by several consumer magazines, the PENTAX K20D digital SLR camera with 14.6 megapixels is equipped with advanced features including a dust-proof, weather-resistant body, PRIME image processor that allows full image customization, and PENTAX developed Shake Reduction that works with any of the 25 million PENTAX lenses ever manufactured. The PENTAX K20D is the most affordable high resolution DSLR camera in the advanced photo enthusiast category and allows more experienced photographers, who demand complete control, to fully customize the camera.

Visit www.pentaximaging.com to learn more and to locate a dealer.

Written by jeremyparce

March 9, 2009 at 12:22 am

Pentax Announces Book to Benefit Childhood Cancer Research

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I will often publish media releases related to photography on this blog in order to help keep you informed. These media releases are created by the respective companies. I edit the releases for space as needed.

GOLDEN, CO – PENTAX Imaging Company recently announced the PDML Photo Annual comprised of artwork from 59 photographers from around the world.  This book will benefit Childhood Cancer Research.

The project, led by Mark Roberts, an instructor in multimedia at Youngstown State University, with photographers Doug Brewer of Richmond, KY, Bill Robb of Regina, Canada, and Scott Loveless of Harrisburg, PA, brought together 59 artists in 15 countries to create this work. Their Internet-based approach facilitated coordination between the editors and dozens of contributors scattered around the world.

Photographers uploaded their images through a web site, where the editors could view them and exchange ideas and opinions through email. The book was assembled electronically and uploaded to an online publishing site where copies are printed whenever orders are placed through the web.

Mark Roberts’ partner, Dr. Lisa Teot of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, is a pediatric pathologist and member of the Children’s Oncology Group, so they decided to use the book to raise money for the National Childhood Cancer Foundation’s CureSearch project (www.curesearch.org).

The PDML had previously undertaken a project selling photography-oriented items online to raise money for the CureSearch project, a charity dedicated to raising private funds for childhood cancer research by the Children’s Oncology Group, the world’s largest cooperative cancer research organization. (In addition, one of the photographers contributing to the project, Dr. Rick Womer of Philadelphia Children’s Hospital, is a COG member.)  100 percent of the profits from sales of this book will be donated to the National Childhood Cancer Foundation.

The PDML Photo Annual 2008-2009 is available now at http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/573542. For more information on the PDML Photo Annual, see http://www.robertstech.com/pdmlbook or contact Mark Roberts at msroberts01@ysu.edu.