Buy a Pentax SLR, get money back (and maybe some hot glass, too!)


posted Monday, March 11, 2013 at 12:29 PM EST

Have you been considering picking up the medium-format Pentax 645D digital SLR, or perhaps the company's antialiasing, filter-free Pentax K-5 IIs? If so, now's the time to stop considering, and start opening your wallet. Special offers on the purchase of both cameras will save more than a little of your hard-earned cash, and perhaps net you a free lens, to boot!

From now through March 31st, Pentax is offering rebates on both cameras when purchased with certain lens models.

For the Pentax 645D, you'll want to pick up the smc Pentax DA 645 25mm F4 AL (IF) SDM AW or HD Pentax D FA 645 Macro 90mm F2.8 ED AW SR lenses with the camera body to score a US$500 rebate and a free smc Pentax D FA 645 55mm f/2.8 AL (IF) SDM AW lens. (That lens alone, incidentally, costs US$1,200 or thereabouts.) Don't need the 90mm or 25mm lenses, or can't afford to pick them up at the same time as your 645D body? Fear not, you'll still get the 55mm lens free with the body purchase.

Buy the Pentax 645D with 25mm or 90mm lenses, and you'll net the 55mm lens (shown) free of charge, plus a US$500 rebate -- but act quick, because the deal doesn't last long!

Those buying a Pentax K-5 IIs, meanwhile, will want to pick up one of Pentax's lustworthy Limited prime lenses with the body. Select the smc Pentax FA 31mm F1.8 Limited, smc Pentax FA 43mm F1.9 Limited, or smc Pentax FA 77mm F1.8 Limited, and you'll not only get a nice sharp lens to take advantage of that OLPF-free sensor, but also you'll get a US$250 rebate.

Regardless of which deal you go for, the mail-in rebate will be fulfilled with a PENTAX Visa Prepaid gift card. And if you order through Imaging Resource affiliate partner Adorama, you'll also be helping to support your favorite photography site!