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The black blob goes silver...

viewfinder
Posted 24/03/2009 - 08:48 Link
http://www.pentax.jp/japan/news/2009/200908.html

Pentax thinks the k20 should go silver,..well, titanium actually along with everything else since 'titanium' became the new 'turbo'......

Personally, I hope theres more than this to appear soon....
Hardgravity
Posted 24/03/2009 - 08:56 Link
Is that just silver plastic, or has Pentax produced a metal body?

My Japanese is non existent, so I presume it's just a silver plastic body, like the K200d that appeared this time last year.
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

PPG entries.
viewfinder
Posted 24/03/2009 - 09:03 Link
yes, you can anodise black plastic. Personally I don't need a camera that i'm afraid of the paint wearing off every time I hold it up.....

Forgot to add other really hot news,....theres a very fetching KM in army field green,....OOH lovely!!.....just right for playing soldiers in the woods with my friends! Much better than their plastic machine guns!! Don't know if theres any paintball proof lenses with it.

Oh, and the 645 digital is announced,...well, again.....
RR
Posted 24/03/2009 - 09:03 Link
That should please the "all the gear, no idea" brigade. The amount of threads I've seen elsewhere on the web regarding whether to buy black or silver Limited lenses is obscene. With this model being both I'm sure these threads will hit fever pitch.
Gwyn
Posted 24/03/2009 - 09:03 Link
Well I think it looks pretty good in silver/titanium/whatever. Less blob like.
Pwynnej
Posted 24/03/2009 - 09:10 Link
RR wrote:
That should please the "all the gear, no idea" brigade. The amount of threads I've seen elsewhere on the web regarding whether to buy black or silver Limited lenses is obscene. With this model being both I'm sure these threads will hit fever pitch.

What I want to know if the limiteds will now appear in NATO olive green..
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viewfinder
Posted 24/03/2009 - 09:14 Link
Gwyn,..yes you're right but, unfortunately, it's just the old black blob underneath....

.......some of us are hoping for less blob altogether....
Gwyn
Posted 24/03/2009 - 09:39 Link
viewfinder wrote:
Gwyn,..yes you're right but, unfortunately, it's just the old black blob underneath....

.......some of us are hoping for less blob altogether....

Me too. If they come out with something smaller but at the same or a higher level than the K20d, then I shall be trading mine in.

I never understand why cameras nowadays have to be black. You used to get silver cameras (OK they were metal bodied) and no one complained or wanted them in black.

I think a bit of colour (not Barbie pink but subtle colour) would be great, even army green - saves on camouflage netting for the nature photographers
woodworm
Posted 24/03/2009 - 09:45 Link
A couple more links

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edit - I have no idea why those links aren't showing up as expected, but they still work if you click on them!

edit 2 - dodgy spelling
Edited by woodworm: 24/03/2009 - 09:48
terje-l
Posted 24/03/2009 - 09:51 Link
Must admit - I prefer my black body (camera, that is)
Best regards
Terry

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hefty1
Posted 24/03/2009 - 10:32 Link
I like it in silver! I wasn't going to buy a K20D but if they bring that out I may just change my mind
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Hardgravity
Posted 24/03/2009 - 12:01 Link
hefty1 wrote:
I like it in silver! I wasn't going to buy a K20D but if they bring that out I may just change my mind

This isn't something to do with silver lenses is it?

I shouldn't be so rough on Pentax, after all anything that sell more units helps keep the brand alive.
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

PPG entries.
MarkD
Posted 24/03/2009 - 12:25 Link
Yea the k20 is a bit big, even for my 6'4" frame. I was going to buy the KM originally because of it's size but it was a stupid price when it first came out and with the cashback offer at the time it meant I could pick up a K20 for less than 100 more( from Jessops!). And I'm very glad I did!
Ok, it isbig...... but it's beautiful!
.........all the gear, no idea!
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hefty1
Posted 24/03/2009 - 12:29 Link
Hardgravity wrote:
hefty1 wrote:
I like it in silver! I wasn't going to buy a K20D but if they bring that out I may just change my mind

This isn't something to do with silver lenses is it?

Maybe...
Joining the Q
Posted 24/03/2009 - 13:12 Link
viewfinder wrote:
http://www.pentax.jp/japan/news/2009/200908.html

Pentax thinks the k20 should go silver,..well, titanium actually along with everything else since 'titanium' became the new 'turbo'......

Personally, I hope theres more than this to appear soon....

I like it but its weird

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