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11-22-2012, 03:21 AM   #1
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Bronze colored FA 43?

Ive seen some online photos of the FA 43 and some of them have the bronzish look. Is it a true one or some white balance fail on the silver one?

Also does the silver one have same silverish like the K-5 Limited?


11-22-2012, 05:37 AM   #2
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Take a look at BH's photo of the FA 43mm silver. That's close to it's actual color. I would say it's a lightly bronzed silver. It goes really well with a black body...but on my white K-x it looks really funky.
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It may have been a special edition that was released for a special event. I know some other lenses come in different funky colors, and my camera store told me that they usually come packaged as part of some special deal for some special event. The DA 35 2.4 is shown in the lens database in a variety of colors. There was also a red DAL 18-55 on the market recently (part of a kit). Perhaps it's also just a Japan thing? They love having anything and everything available in a multitude of colors.

Colored lenses (bodies) seem kind of rare, which is a shame since I think they can be another thing that Pentax can use to differentiate itself from its competitors. I would certainly give a long hard look at slightly pricier versions of lenses I wanted if they came in a blue color to match my camera (gotta look snazzy while taking those pics!).

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