PENTAX 100th Anniversary

PENTAX 100th Anniversary

As part of the 100th anniversary celebration of the founding of Asahi Optical Joint Stock CO., the original manufacturer of PENTAX-brand products, Ricoh Imaging launches a new and improved online PENTAX photo gallery.

The PENTAX photo gallery will server as a platform for the PENTAX 100 Years of History photo contest beginning October 1st 2019 - photographs shot on film or digital are welcomed and accepted. The contest will run for 13 weeks, and a new theme will be announced weekly. Contest entries should be submitted through the PENTAX photo gallery:

Everyone who enters the contest will receive a commemorative T-shirt. Winners will be selected weekly and will receive a special PENTAX 100th Anniversary-branded prize. Two grand prize winners will be selected at the end of the contest from the weekly winners and will each receive a limited-edition PENTAX KP Navy Body and additional PENTAX 100th Anniversary-branded items. The contest starts on October 1st, 2019 and ends at 11:59pm on December 29th, 2019. PENTAX users can sign up for the new photo gallery, enter the contest and begin sharing photos today.

Users that already had an account on the PENTAX photo gallery will receive an email notification to re-authenticate it.

Ricoh is celebrating the PENTAX centennial throughout the year and around the globe with special events and commemorative goods.

“We sincerely thank our customers for their years of patronage and support for PENTAX-brand products,” said Kaz Eguchi, president, Ricoh Imaging Americas. “We would also like to take this opportunity to recognize the people who pioneered the development of SLR cameras and paved the way for the advancement of the photo industry. Our goal is to continue to manufacture products that make photography fun, highlight the joy of using cameras, and grow the family of PENTAX fans”.