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gartmore

Link Posted 31/01/2013 - 11:15
Did anyone see the Pentax ad on facebook for the black MX1? The finish is intended to rub off to show the brass underneath. I like it very much.

I could never get the finish on my Spotmatics to rub off quickly enough for that well used/loved look
Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -

MarkD

Link Posted 31/01/2013 - 11:33
Well some liked the brassing effect in the old days but many others hated that their lovely sexy black finish that they paid extra for, was ruined!
I'm rather disappointed they wasted the MX name on a compact with a tiny sensor and no viewfinder option. Not the digital MX I was hoping for. Plus the usual silly Pentax launch price puts it in direct competition with the superb Sony RX100. Not a good place to be.
.........all the gear, no idea!
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johnriley

Link Posted 31/01/2013 - 11:54
The launch price is in line with the competition Mark. We're assuming that the MX-1 shares some of its makeup with the Olympus, probably the new ZX-10. However, the brass top and bottom plates will add cost.

In any event, it looks attractive and, like Ken, I like the look of this very much.
Best regards, John

MattMatic

Link Posted 31/01/2013 - 13:36
Yes, I saw that too! Looks very nice indeed

My son (doing art & design) was smitten by that look too. Tastefully retro.

Matt
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 31/01/2013 - 15:46
While I love the old worn/used look of both equipment and streets ( Why rural asia, or Cuba, etc is so appealing for photography ) tehre's something not honest about fake worn out. For example you can buy [url=Rory Gallagher]pre-beaten up Rory Gallagher Strats[/url]

At least Pentax haven't pre-worn off the paint
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johnriley

Link Posted 31/01/2013 - 15:51
I think you'll fine new ones aren't pre-worn. You might have to put in some fair wear and tear to ahieve that look.
Best regards, John

Smeggypants

Link Posted 31/01/2013 - 16:09
johnriley wrote:
I think you'll fine new ones aren't pre-worn. You might have to put in some fair wear and tear to ahieve that look.

Sorry Freudian slip. I meant "haven't" - in time to update post
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
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Gwyn

Link Posted 31/01/2013 - 16:31
Smeggypants wrote:
johnriley wrote:
I think you'll fine new ones aren't pre-worn. You might have to put in some fair wear and tear to ahieve that look.

Sorry Freudian slip. I meant "haven't" - in time to update post

You could correct the link while you're at it .
OT His Nibs saw Rory Gallagher in his last ever concert.
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