Totally Naked


polchraine

Link Posted 25/05/2009 - 13:45
K7 body
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K20D, *istD, MZ-S, Super-A, ME Super, MX
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, DA* 300,
DA 50-200, FA 24-90, FA 20-35,
M 400-600, A 50 f1.4, A 28 f2.8, A 70-210, M 35-80, M 50 f1.7
A x2S teleconverter and a few others ...

pnjmcc

Link Posted 26/05/2009 - 07:57
162 views and no comments LOL.

Nice casting though
All cameras are equal but.....
Some are more equal than others

paullucas

Link Posted 26/05/2009 - 08:17
I wonder how many of those views were expecting sommat else.....maybe I should head my next topic the same way! Well done Polchraine

pnjmcc wrote:

Nice casting though

Yws I agree

Hardgravity

Link Posted 26/05/2009 - 09:03
Seeing the body like this makes me wonder how long the coat will last?

After all it is just a sprayed cover, how cool would the body be left naked on the finished model!!!!
Cheers, HG

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Greytop

Link Posted 26/05/2009 - 09:37
Hardgravity wrote:
Seeing the body like this makes me wonder how long the coat will last?

I agree, that's a concern I have too.
I would hope that the painted surface is pretty durable but I doubt that it's quite as tough as the outer shell of the K20D
I'm thinking with respect to knocks and marks through general wear and tear.
Regards Huw

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polchraine

Link Posted 26/05/2009 - 10:19
Greytop wrote:
Hardgravity wrote:
Seeing the body like this makes me wonder how long the coat will last?

I agree, that's a concern I have too.
I would hope that the painted surface is pretty durable but I doubt that it's quite as tough as the outer shell of the K20D
I'm thinking with respect to knocks and marks through general wear and tear.

I have come across some coated metal surfaces and they really are durable and scratch resistant. I developed a communications console for use in financial trading centres and they were used and abused 12 hours/day - cast aluminium with a powder coating spayed on and baked. Even after two years, when cleaned up, they were still in very good condition.
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K20D, *istD, MZ-S, Super-A, ME Super, MX
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, DA* 300,
DA 50-200, FA 24-90, FA 20-35,
M 400-600, A 50 f1.4, A 28 f2.8, A 70-210, M 35-80, M 50 f1.7
A x2S teleconverter and a few others ...

Hardgravity

Link Posted 27/05/2009 - 09:08
Ah yes polchraine, but could they resist the delicate handling of a typical ham fisted photographer hanging from a tree?
Cheers, HG

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

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

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.
Last Edited by Hardgravity on 27/05/2009 - 09:08

polchraine

Link Posted 27/05/2009 - 09:25
Believe me, the treatment that equipment received was severe. The substances spilled on them, coke (liquid and powder), coffee, beer, wine, urine, sweat &c &c would normally ruin most surfaces ...
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K20D, *istD, MZ-S, Super-A, ME Super, MX
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, DA* 300,
DA 50-200, FA 24-90, FA 20-35,
M 400-600, A 50 f1.4, A 28 f2.8, A 70-210, M 35-80, M 50 f1.7
A x2S teleconverter and a few others ...

Robin128

Link Posted 27/05/2009 - 09:38
Another boob by Pentax?



Rob
K20D
MZ 50
Pentax lenses....DA* 55mm f1.4 SDM ....F 35-80 f4-5.6....DA 18-250 f3.5-6.3....F 100-300 f4.5-5.6, D FA Macro 100 WR f2.8.

Centon mirror lens 500mm.

Pentax Flash ....AF 360FGZ

JVC 3ccd GZ MC 500EK camcorder

Greytop

Link Posted 27/05/2009 - 09:50
I wouldn't necessarily say 'boob'

Many other manufacturers have Magnesium alloy Pro bodies that have a painted finish so to be fair it's not as if Pentax are out on a limb here is it
Regards Huw

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johnriley

Link Posted 27/05/2009 - 10:04
When I was working in another field baked on powder coated finishes were widely used in very arduous sutuations. They were very very hardwearing under conditions much worse than even the heaviest conceivable use a camera could be put to.
Best regards, John
Last Edited by johnriley on 27/05/2009 - 10:04

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 27/05/2009 - 10:51
Come on - look at the coated metal cameras of the 70s and 80s - they still almost invariably look good! Even the ones where the metal shows through a bit look classy, compared to scuffed and chipped plastic!

A camera in mint condition is a sad camera, as it has not been used enough...lol
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Hardgravity

Link Posted 27/05/2009 - 17:52
Pentaxophile wrote:
Come on - look at the coated metal cameras of the 70s and 80s - they still almost invariably look good! Even the ones where the metal shows through a bit look classy, compared to scuffed and chipped plastic!

A camera in mint condition is a sad camera, as it has not been used enough...lol

True, my black MX has rubbed shoulders showing the metal underneath. It looks fine, but the metal isn't shiny silver!

Maybe we should have faith in Pentax getting the finish right.
Cheers, HG

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

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

I've some gallerieshere CLICKY LINK! and my PPG entries.

fatspider

Link Posted 27/05/2009 - 17:59
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Maybe we should have faith in Pentax getting the finish right

Like give the alloy a brass coating, then when the paint rubs off at least it'll look classy
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johnriley

Link Posted 27/05/2009 - 18:02
The old Pentax finishes were really high grade. The only manufacturer with a better finish that I've seen is Voigtlander, who made a fantastic job on their Bessamatic of 1959.

I'm very hopeful that the new finish will be just as good if not better, as technology will no doubt have moved on.
Best regards, John
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