SIlver K5 And other news or rumours


Gwyn

Link Posted 22/01/2011 - 13:53
I saw this on the other forum.

Apologies if it has already been posted here.

Mike-P

Link Posted 22/01/2011 - 14:01
Unusual .. normally the silver version is released just before the announcement of a new body.
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beginner

Link Posted 22/01/2011 - 14:21
Not another one!
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Don

Link Posted 22/01/2011 - 17:44
yep rumours of a digital 110 (whose film size is within a half a millimeter of the micro 4/3's system)...
Rumours of pentax evil with photo:


if true note that big flange around the lens mount... lens release in the right spot and looks deep enough to be a standard k-mount! the marked points would suggest that flange spins and acts like samsungs e-dial...
This could be the camera I've been asking for!
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.
Last Edited by Don on 22/01/2011 - 17:46

Mike-P

Link Posted 22/01/2011 - 17:45
That photo is years old isn't it?

Pentax would be mad to release someothing so butt ugly in this day and age ..
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 22/01/2011 - 17:47

Don

Link Posted 22/01/2011 - 17:48
Mike-P wrote:
That photo is years old isn't it?

yes.
How long between the first digital 645'images and mock ups, and the actual release?
What matters if it has the sensor from the kr or kx and good video!
Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.
Last Edited by Don on 22/01/2011 - 17:49

Smeggypants

Link Posted 22/01/2011 - 18:11
Mike-P wrote:
That photo is years old isn't it?

Pentax would be mad to release someothing so butt ugly in this day and age ..

I was just thinking how ugly it was just before I saw your 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 ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

Don

Link Posted 22/01/2011 - 18:26
I don't think a kx body with the pentaprism hump lopped off would be too ugly...
look what a d-slr looks like when rigged for video:


Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.

Don

Link Posted 22/01/2011 - 19:28
speaking of k5..
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seems like the k5 is about to be tested by pop photo...
interesting choice of subject matter.... take the Pentax into what is traditionally Pentax's achilles heal... fast sports....

also photo pro considers the k5 a pro model....
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Fired many shots. Didn't kill anything.
Last Edited by Don on 22/01/2011 - 19:39

Smeggypants

Link Posted 22/01/2011 - 19:42
I'm glad the K-5 is giving Pentax a better rep in these areas!!!
[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 ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

jules

Link Posted 26/01/2011 - 10:20
http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1036&message=37559687
Cheers Jules...

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My other viewfinder is 5.76,000,000.

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Gwyn

Link Posted 26/01/2011 - 10:28
I'll stick to my black one thanks.

I don't mind all the brightly coloured K-x and K-r models, but personally (and I'm probably in a minority of one here) I really don't like the silver models. They look cheap some how.

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 26/01/2011 - 10:43
Mike-P wrote:
Unusual .. normally the silver version is released just before the announcement of a new body.

They didn't with the silver K-7...
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Gwyn wrote:
I'll stick to my black one thanks.

I don't mind all the brightly coloured K-x and K-r models, but personally (and I'm probably in a minority of one here) I really don't like the silver models. They look cheap some how.

Silver paint is not the same as an MX style metal bodied camera. But at least the underlying material is not plastic. Silver plastic is the worst ever.
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Last Edited by Pentaxophile on 26/01/2011 - 10:44

SmutjeUK

Link Posted 26/01/2011 - 10:48
When I grew up in photography, photographers paid extra just to get a black model rather then a chrome one, now it seems to be the other way round also I am not sure if its really photographers that work with the camera on a day to day base would get a chrome body.
The purpose of having a black body in the 'old' days was that people where less likely to realise that you took a picture till you had the shot. With a chrome model that goes out of the window as it is more visible and the 'object of attention' will notice quicker if someone is trying to take a picture.
I believe it is more for collectors then for photographic purposes.
Strange how the world is changing sometimes.
Kind regards
SmutjeUK

It's nice to be nice!

Pentax K-5 with D-GB4 Grip, to many lenses to mention by now (serious LBA by now), TC's, Lowepro Slingshot 300 AW, Manfrotto 028 & Redsnapper RS-283 with various Heads plus various Camera Clamps (I collect them). Pentax AF 360FGZ, Pentax AF 240FT, several Metz 45 CT-1 & 5 with stands and 'Blow Up' Soft Boxes, Flash Triggers, and various Macro gear.

felix

Link Posted 26/01/2011 - 11:32
We are also talking about it in Singapore too:
http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=840428
K1/K3, DA*16-50mm F2.8, FA 31mm F1.8, FA43mm F1.9 Limited, FA77mm F1.8 Limited, SMC Pentax K 85mm F1.8, DA18-135mm F3.5-5.6, FA*28-70mm F1.8, FA*200mm F1.8
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