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Pentax's logo. Click here to visit the Pentax website! Pentax launches photo gallery
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(Tuesday, August 7, 2007 - 10:13 EDT)

Pentax Imaging Co. has launched a new gallery website to highlight photographs by photographers using Pentax equipment.

Online now at www.pentaxphotogallery.com, the Pentax Photo Gallery features an attractive flash-based design and (at launch) some 2,500 photos from over 300 photographers in more than 40 countries. New images are selected by a PENTAX selection committee based on their artistic and technical merits.

The site's search engine also lets you locate images taken with a specific camera body or lens, making the site a useful tool to see what can be achieved when making the decision on what kit you'd like to purchase...

Original Source Press Release:

Pentax Announces Opening Of www.pentaxphotogallery.com

GOLDEN, CO. (August 6, 2007) - PENTAX Imaging Company has opened the doors of www.pentaxphotogallery.com to give PENTAX shooters around the world the opportunity to be represented in the gallery and share their most defining moments of photography. This virtual Photo Gallery is the first of its kind to offer space for passionate PENTAX photographers to exhibit their work, share and gain resources within an artistic community, create an online portfolio, and more.

"For decades, PENTAX collected the best images captured with our cameras and published the work annually in an historical, coffee table-type, book collection," said Ned Bunnell, Vice President Marketing, PENTAX Imaging Company. "Now we are taking things in a new direction with the PENTAX Photo Gallery that offers 24/7/365 virtual access to the best photography captured by PENTAX photographers."

Unlike most photo sharing websites, www.pentaxphotogallery.com is an original website that was designed exclusively for Pentaxians by PENTAX Imaging Company. PENTAX photographers may submit work for display and become part of an online photography community that reflects a collaborative archive of talent. Biographies of each photographer help reveal the personalities behind each lens.

With limitless virtual capacity, the PENTAX gallery already features more than 2,500 images submitted by more than 300 artists. Photographers range from 16 to 80 years of age and hail from more than 40 countries throughout Europe; Asia; the Middle East; North, South and Central Americas; Africa; and the Pacific Rim. The gallery offers site navigation in six languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, and Italian.

Featuring a search engine that locates images according to camera bodies and individual lenses (as well as photographer and subject category), the gallery educates budding photographers about the creative capabilities offered by the vast array of PENTAX digital SLR lenses.

PENTAX photographers interested in more information regarding submitting work to the gallery may email: photogallery@pentax.com. An informative flash demonstration of this process is also available at: http://extranet.texturemedia.com/pentax/photogallery/demo2/demo.html

PENTAX Imaging Company is an innovative leader in the production of digital SLR and compact cameras, lenses, flash units, binoculars, scopes, eyepieces and mobile printers and scanners. For more than 80 years, PENTAX technology has developed durable, reliable products that meet the needs of consumers and businesses. With headquarters in Golden, Colorado, PENTAX Imaging Company is a division of PENTAX of America, Inc.

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