K5 cosmetic issues?


thoughton

Link Posted 10/08/2011 - 17:50
I just noticed this week that on my 9-month-old K5 mode selector dial the red X-sync symbol is losing it's red paint. One leg of the 'X' is half silver already Closer inspection also shows the green rectangle icon is also starting to lose it's green paint around the edges.

Anyone else noticing this? Might have to get out the felt-tip pens
Tim
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JohnX

Link Posted 10/08/2011 - 17:55
That'll teach you! Fancy using your camera

johnriley

Link Posted 10/08/2011 - 18:00
I'll bet you've been using it for photography Tim....

I noticed the paint loss on a fairly new second hand camera that passed by, but less so on the K20D style. This is because the new dials are proud and the older ones are recessed I think.
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dougf8

Link Posted 10/08/2011 - 18:08
MMMMmmmmmmm, Hotblack Desiato K-5 (or K-3 please), so totally black and bad for the eyes, light just seems to fall into it, your eyes just fall off it, a totally frictionless coating. Black buttons with little black lights that light up when you press them. (Sorry DA).
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thoughton

Link Posted 10/08/2011 - 18:08
I can't even remember what my K20D dial looked like. Were the symbols recessed? That was good thinking by Pentax why'd they change it

On further reflection I think if it gets worse I'll gently rub off all of the red and green paint so all of the mode symbols are a uniform silver. I could probably re-sell it in a year or two as some kind of limited edition haha
Tim
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Last Edited by thoughton on 10/08/2011 - 18:09

fatspider

Link Posted 10/08/2011 - 19:22
Thats the problem with the K5 Tim, you just cant help but fondle it, and you have obviously fondled it too much
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MarkTaylor

Link Posted 10/08/2011 - 19:31
Just try not to fondle the bits with writing on. Fondle the grip, man, FONDLE THE GRIP!!
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Opethian

Link Posted 10/08/2011 - 19:37
The paint fading is the camera's way of telling you "I'm yours, but not completely, but you're on your way"

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vic cross

Link Posted 10/08/2011 - 19:42
love oh love oh "CARELESS LOVE" (Fats Domino)
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Gwyn

Link Posted 10/08/2011 - 20:18
vic cross wrote:
love oh love oh "CARELESS LOVE" (Fats Domino)

Not to mention Buddy Bolden, Bessie Smith, Pete Seeger, Big Joe Turner, Blind Boy Fuller, Leadbelly, Janis Joplin and many many more .

vic cross

Link Posted 11/08/2011 - 10:05
OK Gwyn you win. Chic Deriair. CHEERS Vic.
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