Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The PDML Pentax Photo Book, Camera Price Reductions, and PMA Rumors

PDML Photo Annual 2008-2009

Mark Roberts wrote to me this weekend to share something that I had missed, but that I'm ecstatic to see: the PDML finally got around to publishing their choice collection of Pentax enthusiasts' photos, "The PDML Photo Annual", and even Mike Johnston at The Online Photographer has really nice things to say about it, especially since the PDML group are donating their profits to the Childhood Cancer Foundation. The book is available in soft cover and hardcover editions, from $32.95 to $49.95.

"This book contains the work of photographers in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Norway, Israel, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Spain, Serbia, Iceland, the Philippines, Italy, Hungary and India. Their work encompasses every photographic style under the sun: urban documentary shots, expansive landscapes, portraits, sports, macro, abstract, fashion, travel, wildlife and combinations of many of the above. Some defy categorization. All speak volumes about the talent and imagination of their creators."
"Although this book is much more expensive than any of the t-shirts, mugs, etc in out Cafe Press store it's raised more money for the NCCF in its first four days than the entire Cafe Press shop did in a year. We're off to a good start :)"
- Mark Roberts
Pentax Price Reductions In February

Camera gear consumers are being given extra incentive this spring to shop Pentax thanks to recent price reductions for some of Pentax's best-selling camera models:
  • $649.95 for PENTAX K2000 two lens kit kit (camera body, DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL lens, and DA L 50-200mm F4-5.6 AL lens)
  • $549.95 PENTAX K2000 single lens kit (PENTAX K2000 body & DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL lens)
  • $499.95 for the PENTAX K2000 (body only)
PMA Rumors

Finally, 1001 Noisy Cameras is postulating at what could be coming later this year from Pentax, based on all the furtive postings at the DP Review Forums, and it might just be a 22MP wunderkind that uses the square image format, much like a MF camera... but no one knows for sure what Pentax has in their bag until they say it. PMA will be March 3-5, and speculation is getting to be pretty intense.


cog said...

thanks for the PDML book plug.

One slight correction: Mike Wilmer has nothing to do with the PDML. Mark Roberts was project leader of the annual, with associate help from Scott Loveless and Bill Robb, and some sideline reporting from me.

Michael said...

I've redacted Wilmer's name until I know more about the inner workings of the project, but I do know how much help Mark Roberts must have been. Good work was done by a lot of people to get this off the ground.

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