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Back Issues

Pentax User used to create a quarterly glossy magazine. Publication ceased in 2010 and similar content can now be found in the Articles section. You can subscribe to Pentax User Plus to download any of the back issues below or view the member only articles.

  • Pentax W90 review
  • Pentax User website insight
  • Beginner Guide to Photoshop
  • Whitby Goths
  • Autumn
  • Alternative Autumn
  • Fungi photography
  • Fill-in flash
  • MZ series
  • Home studio
  • Low light
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  • Download PDF Version (49.97 MB)
  • Pentax 645D - preview
  • Pentax compact reviews
  • Still-life
  • Carnival photography
  • Angels
  • Beginner's Guide to Photoshop
  • Composition
  • Compact travel
  • Goodwood festival
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  • Download PDF Version (54.44 MB)
  • Pentax compacts - hands-on
  • Pentax 100mm macro lens
  • Beginners' guide part 4
  • Floral Photography
  • It's all in the timing
  • Member in the spotlight
  • The 14mm lens challenge
  • Starling photography
  • Photographing interiors
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  • Download PDF Version (60.61 MB)
  • 2009 round-up for Pentax
  • Pentax K-x and P80 reviews
  • Twilight Photography
  • Beginner's guide, part 3
  • Macro photography
  • Shooting wide open
  • Z to FA lenses
  • Lego Photography
  • Dark and dull days
  • Abstract photography
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  • Download PDF Version (48.22 MB)
  • Sunset photography
  • Garden photography
  • The street at night
  • Photographing dogs
  • Pentax K-x
  • Guide to digital photography
  • Creative zoom bursts
  • Long exposures on water
  • Pentax W80 review
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  • Download PDF Version (48.66 MB)
  • Macro photography
  • X70 and P70 reviews
  • Photographing the everyday
  • HDR photography
  • Member in the spotlight
  • Beginners' guide to photography
  • Bridges
  • Manfrotto tripod review
  • The AF Series
  • Pentax K-7 Review
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  • Download PDF Version (41.39 MB)
  • Edge of frame
  • A&P Series Lenses
  • Photographing interiors
  • Creative camera work
  • Pentax X-70 first look
  • From Disneyland to Fashion
  • Car Photography
  • Pentax 21mm lens review
  • Beating the recession
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  • Macro Photography
  • Extension tube review
  • Pentax K-m Review
  • Food Photography
  • Slide duplicating
  • Student film maker
  • Church interior exposure
  • Landscape gear
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  • Wildlife Photography
  • Cityscapes
  • All action air displays
  • Focusing test
  • Portmeirion through the lens
  • Pentax W60 Review
  • New look PU website
  • Camera multiple exposure trickery
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  • Download PDF Version (40.41 MB)
  • Benjamin Kanarek Interview
  • Cave photography HDR Style
  • Garden photography
  • Live View explained
  • Pentax K200D SLR review
  • Pentax 35mm Macro reviewed
  • Pentax 67
  • Infrared SLR Conversion
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  • Download PDF Version (42.36 MB)
  • Wedding guest - maximise your photo opportunities
  • UV photography - a guide to this colourful world
  • SMC lenses - complete guide to the range
  • Urban exploration - fascinating historical photography
  • Photography on a shoestring - budget beaters
  • Digital? No thanks! - why a photographer went back to film
  • Pentax K20D SLR test - our test
  • Body parts - explore the human form
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  • Create an opaque frame
  • How to - focus stacking
  • Still-life in a back bedroom
  • Corel Painter Essentials 4
  • Night photography explored
  • Sharp results from your compact
  • Seals at sea
  • Basel Carnival
  • Pentax 50-135mm f/2.8 review
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  • Your first wedding
  • Harvesting time
  • Down the catwalk
  • Beer photography
  • The lights of Christmas
  • Copying slides
  • Adobe Photoshop CS3
  • Pentax K100D Super reviewed
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  • Shooting food
  • Summer portraits
  • Darwin at Downe
  • The Way We Were
  • FaceFilter 2
  • Legacy lenses for the K10D
  • Sketches from photos
  • Upgrading your firmware
  • A trio of new Optios
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  • Download PDF Version (43.98 MB)
  • Down by the waterfront
  • Alpine flowers
  • Pentax designer interviewed
  • Find that picture
  • How to be cheeky
  • Panoramic photos
  • Hollywood portraits
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  • Pentax K10D reviewed
  • Blots on the landscape
  • Collecting magazines
  • Telephoto landscapes
  • Flash for effect
  • SilkyPix Dev Studio 3
  • Let there be light
  • The Humber Bridge
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  • Colour to black & white
  • The importance of the SLR
  • An overview of the Pentax lens mount
  • Putting on an exhibition
  • A touch of blues - the cold end of the spectrum
  • A natural move - tips on photographing the Angkor region
  • Message in a bottle -shooting glass
  • RAW processing
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  • The colour of markets
  • Recreate 40s fun
  • All about the K-series system
  • Change viewpoint
  • Shooting warm colours
  • Going digital - a wildlife photographers view
  • An introduction to using the RAW mode
  • Creating a visual diary
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  • 40 years with Pentax
  • People in landscapes
  • How to replace the background digitally
  • Digital travels
  • 50mm standard lens
  • Avoid being ripped off
  • Using bellows on a digital camera
  • Twycross Zoo
  • Images of England project
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  • Salford Quay
  • Resolution explained
  • All about scrapbooking
  • Make the most of dull days
  • Colour to B&W conversionColour to B&W conversion
  • Photographing children
  • Is medium-format the way to go?
  • Painting with light
  • Creative still-life
  • Shooting frost
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  • How to book and shoot a Glamour Portrait studio session.
  • The Pentax M-series lens range in focus
  • A look at the historical landscape of the New Forest.
  • Steam rally using a Pentax Optio digital compact camera,
  • Success stories from make money in the card and calendar market.
  • Top ten filters you should own
  • Buying an *ist DS wasn’t straightforward.
  • Photo opportunities at Welney’s Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Reserve.
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  • Urban landscapes offer plenty of photo potential
  • Nature expert Tony Wharton looks at the pros & cons of shooting insects with flash.
  • Pentax’s classic M series of 35mm SLR revisited.
  • Use natural light better for more impact.
  • Shooting still-lifes for use on walls.
  • Metering modes on offer with Optio cameras
  • Various options to take aerial photographs from model planes to civil airlines.
  • Findlay Rankin Portfolio of Scotland.
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  • Creative smoke technique - used to shoot cover.
  • *ist DS user review.
  • How to shoot motor sports.
  • Guide to composition.
  • Photographing trees.
  • Digital imaging techniques to improve tree pics.
  • Knowsley safari park.
  • Agricultural shows and events.
  • Low angle photography using digital or film cameras.
  • Go out with a friend and share ideas.
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  • *ist D – a professional view by Mike Kipling.
  • A place in history - ideas to preserve our heritage.
  • Digital ISO settings explained.
  • North East coastline a photographer's guide.
  • A digital dilema - move to digital or stick with film.
  • Wolves and where to take their photo.
  • Waterfalls - a beginners guide.
  • Winter wonders...tips for shooting snow.
  • Digital snow fixes to improve your winter pics.
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  • Still-lifes - using simple daylight props indoors.
  • How the white balance mode works on your Optio and*ist D digital camera.
  • Our wildlife expert ventures north to photograph Reindeer.
  • Learn about colour harmony and contrast.
  • Silhouettes - shooting into the sun and sandwiching slides.
  • Dark digital - how to create the silhouettes digitally.
  • Differential focus comparing a digital and film camera’s ability to control depth-of-field.
  • Back to the roots - project to return to manual focus.
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  • Daylight portraits - make good use of natural light.
  • Festival fun - take a fresh look at street parades.
  • Old buildings - photos of stately homes and cathedrals.
  • Digital panoramas using your Optio
  • Pentax 200mm Telephoto
  • Precision timing - fruit splashed
  • Sunrise how to plan where the sun rises.
  • Lateral Thinking - great new ideas
  • Morocco - a photographic journey through the Atlas Mountains
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  • Weddings - advice on how to take them
  • Harlequins - creative portraits with studio lighting
  • Architecture - what to look for in modern buildings
  • Digital macro with your Optio camera
  • Formats - a look at the various formats
  • A trip to the British Wildlife Centre
  • Portfolio of flight
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  • Download PDF Version (9.43 MB)
  • Winter photography
  • Freelance
  • Red Squirrels
  • Digital flash using your Optio
  • Flash and indoor lighting
  • B&W reversal processing
  • Glass works
  • Rembrandt lighting
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  • Download PDF Version (46.14 MB)
  • Pentax *ist D test
  • Depth of field explained
  • Photographing seals
  • Review of the Optio 550
  • Portfolio by Bernard Koenig
  • Four members share their night photography tips
  • One careful owner - a look at camera faults and repairs
  • Creative photograph copying
  • Ideas of things to shoot
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  • Infrared with your digital camera
  • Better composition
  • A look at the Pentax 645 manual focus camera
  • Review of the Optio 550
  • ADAPS Camera club portfolio
  • Fun photography ideas with dried flowers
  • Wildflower photography
  • Tennis portfolio by Russell Ritchin
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  • Creative use of filters
  • How to create montages
  • Insight into Speedway
  • Pixels explained
  • Visit to Norfolk waterfowl centre
  • Shoot APS Slide film
  • Photographing harbours
  • Expert tips on shooting cars with Max Earey
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  • Bob Carlos Clarke Interviewed
  • Creative statue photography
  • A look at the demise of the camera club
  • Things to do this winter
  • Portfolio of Andreas Byrne's boat photography
  • The Pentax Auto 110
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  • Fungi photography
  • Digital 3D made easy
  • Spotmatic revisited
  • Shoot a project with a theme
  • MZ-S long term
  • Jazz
  • Action
  • Landscape
  • John Doornkamp
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  • Otters
  • Optio 330 digital camera test
  • Using telephotos
  • Be prepared
  • Railway photography
  • Technicolour
  • Castles
  • Compact vs medium-format
  • Emrys Jones
  • Peter Elgar
  • Bridges
  • Gallery
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  • Sea birds
  • The Z-1's Hyper mode
  • Snap happy
  • Model behaviour
  • Pushing Film
  • Carnival time
  • Mail order special offers
  • Burning film
  • Stock photography
  • Gallery
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  • Wildlife adventure
  • How to scan your photographs
  • Steady up for sharper pictures
  • Sales & wants
  • Powder paints
  • Colour Gallery
  • Profile on Steve Herring
  • Still-life portfolio
  • Mail order special offers
  • How to shoot a magazine cover
  • Compact cameras’ night mode
  • How to shoot snow and ice
  • News and events
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  • The Copse - Local field tips
  • Spot metering explained
  • Two articles on portraiture
  • Sales & Wants
  • Pictures from a Microlight
  • Colour Gallery
  • Local Groups
  • Clublines
  • Self Portraits
  • Photo Travellers
  • Flash on Pentax
  • Red Deer
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  • 645 Pro view
  • Tips on shooting kids
  • Beginners guide to digital photography
  • Tennis how to capture the action
  • Lancing college - a year in photos
  • Avoid reflections
  • Shooting models
  • Buying used gear
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  • Take control and use manual mode
  • How to shoot garden scenes
  • Advice on studio photography
  • EI-2000 digital camera test
  • Sculptures in wood
  • Brief guide to Photoshop
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  • Portraits using flash
  • A guide to Infrared
  • Table top colour
  • Close up ideas
  • Take better photos of your kids
  • Landscapes a mono portfolio
  • How to shoot candids
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  • Night work: shooting in low light
  • Hints & tips on shooting sharp photos
  • All about binoculars
  • Efina 50 compact camera test
  • Help & advice on taking pet photos
  • SLR guide
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  • How to make the leap from amateur to pro
  • Natural light and how to use it
  • Change the viewpoint
  • Candid photography
  • Trekking in Tan Shan
  • Pentax 20-35mm zoom lens reviewed
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  • When to zoom or change perspective
  • Shooting clouds
  • Add dimension with reflections
  • How to extend your battery life
  • Freelance success stories
  • Fast film guide
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  • Autofocusing and how it works
  • Winter flora: tips on shooting in glasshouses
  • Guide to shooting museum interior
  • Black & white for beginners
  • Fungi photography
  • Pict Modes explained
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  • Close ups on a budget
  • It's not illegal to use filters!
  • A freelance life
  • New Pentax products
  • Strictly unconventional
  • Is everything clear?
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  • The Sky's The Limit
  • Using Wide Angles
  • Digital Dilemma
  • A Case For Prime Lenses
  • Eclipse Day
  • Chinese Festivals
  • Fog Warning
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