K5 Limited Edition Sale Kicking off, Only 50 in UK


brightstone

Link Posted 17/03/2011 - 20:40
Just came across this:

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i donot think you will see them in my local store, more likely online order. could not justify the price, but someone may like it.

How is the price change of K-5?
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Anvh

Link Posted 17/03/2011 - 20:48
What a price.... i've orded one in euro's but the number was lower then the numbers there in pounds....

Calculated it, it's just below thousand pounds what i pay for it.
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Last Edited by Anvh on 17/03/2011 - 20:50

Smeggypants

Link Posted 17/03/2011 - 22:35
350 more expensive. No thanks. don't even like it. Prefer black.
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SteveEveritt

Link Posted 17/03/2011 - 22:57
Have to agree smeggy unless you buy ltd's only your lenny's wouldn't match and sigma don't do a bigma in silver
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simonkit

Link Posted 18/03/2011 - 08:01
Clever marketing I guess, charge another 300 for what's basically the same camera as all the rest - one for the fanboys I think

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dangie

Link Posted 18/03/2011 - 08:23
Going purely by looks I like it. Takes me back to my Spotmatic days. Each to their own. Shame they had to put a price premium on it though.
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cabstar

Link Posted 18/03/2011 - 08:33
looks a quality peace of kit
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Anvh

Link Posted 18/03/2011 - 08:47
simonkit wrote:
Clever marketing I guess, charge another 300 for what's basically the same camera as all the rest - one for the fanboys I think

Simon

The funny thing is the limted version here goes for around the 1000 pound, not that much more then the normal version.
Find it amazing that much is asked for it in the UK...
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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 18/03/2011 - 09:55
SteveEveritt wrote:
Have to agree smeggy unless you buy ltd's only your lenny's wouldn't match and sigma don't do a bigma in silver

Could say the same thing for the silver bodied metal film SLRs like the ME Super... Black and silver go well together.

I like the look of this special edition, but it all comes down to whether it looks or feels plasticky or painted-on... I know the camera is metal-clad but I presume the silver is just a paint finish rather than exposed metal.
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fatspider

Link Posted 18/03/2011 - 10:39
I suppose it looks nice because its limited, if Pentax had followed on from the MZ series and kept camera bodies black and silver then we would now all be saying exactly the same thing about a new special edition All Black K5
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bickrs

Link Posted 18/03/2011 - 11:49
Pre-orders in at SRS! Pre-order price is 1099 (inc deposit). Mine arrives Monday
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Mannesty

Link Posted 18/03/2011 - 14:31
What does the colour matter, really. K10D Grand Prix bodies in used condition nowadays are worth little more than a normal K10D.

I'm sure the K5 Limited will be the same in a few years.

Time was, you bought a camera to suit your needs, and stuck with it for many years. Not so any more. It seems we've got used to the idea that we must have the latest piece of a-n-other gear, whether we actually need it, or not.
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Last Edited by Mannesty on 18/03/2011 - 14:33

johnriley

Link Posted 18/03/2011 - 15:04
There is a place for special editions in some social photography, but whether or not it does make a difference is probably more down to the personality of the photographer.

An example might be a wedding photographer using a gold plated camera, which has been known.

I can see a white DSLR being appropriate for shooting weddings.
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giofi

Link Posted 18/03/2011 - 15:21
Mannesty wrote:
What does the colour matter, really. K10D Grand Prix bodies in used condition nowadays are worth little more than a normal K10D.

I'm sure the K5 Limited will be the same in a few years.

Time was, you bought a camera to suit your needs, and stuck with it for many years. Not so any more. It seems we've got used to the idea that we must have the latest piece of a-n-other gear, whether we actually need it, or not.

You have a point, but it's great to have a choice. I prefer the limited version, it will surely look great with silver lenses, and it will be different from many other brands' cameras.

Will it make me a better photographer? Definitely not. Will it make me a happier one? Definitely yes!
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bickrs

Link Posted 18/03/2011 - 15:22
Mannesty wrote:
What does the colour matter, really.

Indeed, nothing at all, but if they make them, some poor fool (me, now) will buy 'em. Arguably, the colour of a car doesn't help you drive any better, but people still choose and buy whatever colours are marketed to them. Gone are the days of the Model T. I think what I'm trying to say, is, that it's nice to have a choice, hence why I previously bought Silver FA Limiteds too.

Very much looking forward to shooting with it as the high ISO output of my K200D is one of the only things I don't like about that camera.
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