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02-22-2013, 12:14 AM   #1
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why must i be a slave of style!!!???

so i been in the process to accumulate a descent lens collection for my kx (white) and k5 (silver edition) so far i have 8:

3 primes. 1st) 50mm f1.7 Asahi which i love! 2nd) is a generic but actually very descent. the 3rd) pentax smc silver 40mmF2.8 XS.
other lenses are:
pentax smc 75-300 zoom.
18-70 rikenon with macro.
vivitar 70-210MM f4.5 MC macro zoom.
pentax 18-90mm
and of course your standard 18-55 glass.

i plan on getting the 18-135 wr lens for my k5 here soon (just doing some price watching.) but what i really been wanting are more primes. I'm a junkie. i have an addiction to them! ive been looking at a silver DA 35mm f/2.4 AL Lens (nib) $275 which i feel is a reasonable price because its hard to find this lens in any other color than black, BUT i find the same lens on walmart.com for only $175.25 but in black. simple economics tells me its a no brainer buy the black one! its a $100 cheaper, but this little style demon keeps stopping me because he knows the silver one will look better on my k5 than the black. i feel its stupid that i cant decide after all its just a color! does anyone else on here suffer from the same thing? or do you all just want what "its" supposed to do and could care less about esthetics?

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QuoteOriginally posted by josh_smith77073 Quote
does anyone else on here suffer from the same thing?
When the Fashion Police pull me over,
I just remind them that they're waaay out of their jurisdiction.
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I also have a silver limited K5, and silver 21 and 43. All i want now is a silver FA* 600.
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I also have a silver limited K5, and silver 21 and 43. All i want now is a silver FA* 600.


glad your on my team and know where im coming from and hate you at the same time lol

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QuoteOriginally posted by josh_smith77073 Quote
its a $100 cheaper, but this little style demon keeps stopping me because he knows the silver one will look better on my k5 than the black.
follow your heart, I do it all the time. If it is going to make me enjoy shooting, what's wrong with that?
02-22-2013, 04:13 AM   #6
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You can probably sell a silver DA 35mm for more than a black one. Lenses aren't only money thrown away, they are an investment, you can use them, and you can eventually sell them and get some money back.
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Buy the black one, then spend (up-to) $100 to paint any color you like.

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LBA is a harsh mistress.

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I bought a K-01 in black because there was no way I would dare to carry one in yellow. But then I wound up liking the K-01 a lot .... and the price came down even more ...., and so I bought another one ... in yellow, of course. The whole camera looks better in person than in pictures.

If the price for the white K-01 with the matching white kit lens comes down, I might have to get that too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tanzer Quote
If the price for the white K-01 with the matching white kit lens comes down, I might have to get that too.
Serious fashionistas get the silver one from Europe.
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I am officially a slave to silver now Sold most of my vintage chrome Russian lenses and am now on the hunt for everything silver--FA Ltds, K-01, DA21/40/70 Limiteds plus the 40XS, maybe a K-5...ugh. Now I saw a pic yesterday of a silver Q and I don't think they even exist.

Keep an eye on the pentaxwebstore.sg site, it's where I got my silver DA 35/2.4 from, $152 all in. They used EMS shipping which must have cost half what the lens did. They only have one lens in stock right now, but it always seems to change.
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Buy the black one, then spend (up-to) $100 to paint any color you like.

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lol i knew some one would say this!
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The bad thing about the silver K5 is that there is no silver K5iis to sneak into the house without drawing any attention! :P
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