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01-14-2009, 12:24 AM   #1
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Transparent Pentax 35-70mm lens

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Maybe a Transparent Pentax K-m is not such a crazy idea after all...

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I always thought transparent lenses/bodies would be an interesting idea, but I think they might convey a sense of fragility.
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since i was a little kid ive always wanted a car made of clear plexiglass

and before anyone rolls their eyes keep in mind saturns come with plastic body panels

so imagine a steel/aluminium skeleton with clear body panels
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since i was a little kid ive always wanted a car made of clear plexiglass

and before anyone rolls their eyes keep in mind saturns come with plastic body panels

so imagine a steel/aluminium skeleton with clear body panels
I think in such a car it would be a great laugh to drive round in just your underwear.. lol

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QuoteOriginally posted by lbam Quote
check this lens out

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Maybe a Transparent Pentax K-m is not such a crazy idea after all...
That would be such an awesome idea! The little geek in me would kill to have a useable transparent camera.

Imagine seeing all the guts without having to open up the body.. the only thing concealed would be the optical path (mount - mirror - shutter - pentamirror - eyepiece). Then again.. that may ruin most of the effect.

I could see a Panasonic G1 looking like that, though.
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This lens was originally a part of a transparent camera+lens combo. I think it was the PZ-10, or maybe the PZ-1p. Anyway, it was a transparent (well, sort of) camera.

How about a transparent 110?

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That's cool. Pentax should make'em. I'd buy one.
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Remember Apple Macintosh had that as a style in the late 90s for a couple of years and they were followed by a lot of oher companies. You could get all sorts of computer gear with transparent body shells. - still some around.

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hmmm... i dont like it... it might seem cool but transparent plastic just makes it look cheap - that's what i think about it anyway..
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have you ever seen an F 35-70? can't get much cheaper build quality than that
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
have you ever seen an F 35-70? can't get much cheaper build quality than that
You make a good point. The transparent version actually adds a bit of class and distinction to the lens, which is otherwise a great optic.
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QuoteOriginally posted by k100d Quote
have you ever seen an F 35-70? can't get much cheaper build quality than that
I have, but I can get a cheaper build quality compared to that. I have a Cosina-branded AF lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by xs400 Quote
That's cool. Pentax should make'em. I'd buy one.
They have. Some of their representatives use them for vendor training and presentations. I doubt you could purchase one though. I imagine it's a bit of a collector's item.
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Transparent (working) camera ?
Not physicaly possible (in this universe anyway )

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That would be neat until it starts turning yellow
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