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11-06-2010, 02:13 PM - 1 Like   #1
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K-5 body stripped bare

Flickr user Schaft9 (from Japan I believe) has just posted a very interesting set of 27 images showing the K-5 in various states of undress and dissection.
PENTAX K-5 body - a set on Flickr

One of the images is below:


It looks a tough little beast under the skin.

Flickr slideshow:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/n00bs/sets/72157625199284037/show/


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11-06-2010, 02:34 PM   #2
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I want the translucent model!
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Thanks for the link. That looks like a well built camera.
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Never saw an A* 135mm f1.8 with that barrel. Is it a modern model?
Also looks like a silver DA 40mm Ltd right behind it!
and what's the lens in front of it?

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Never saw an A* 135mm f1.8 with that barrel. Is it a modern model?
Also looks like a silver DA 40mm Ltd right behind it!
and what's the lens in front of it?
I'm not seeing that image. Maybe it was renamed or removed?
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Is that a plastic thing ? Where the 'mount' is going to be on mounted ?
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The cast casing is impressive.. Very cool photos

But they were taken with a NIKON D5000
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Impressive, never seen such detail before. Nice to watch. Thanks.

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Is that a plastic thing ? Where the 'mount' is going to be on mounted ?
I think not.

If you look here:

you can see the lens bayonets straight into steel, and that black item sits behind the lens mount.

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Very interesting to us gear-heads. Thanks for posting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
I think not.

If you look here:

you can see the lens bayonets straight into steel, and that black item sits behind the lens mount.
no,

Look at the fastener on the bottom center. It is threaded into plastic. If you look at the plastic casting, all of the lensmount fasteners thread into plastic.

I expect this allows the lens mount to break free of the camera preventing dammage to the lens should the lens and the camera get yanked on the wrong way.
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Looks like it could take a-beating and keep on ticking without a miss.
INDEED, Thanks for the link, it is nice to see a well built Camera like Pentax, instead of the usuals, Canikon
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Anyone else gets reminded of Terminator when looking at this image?

Well, given the beast, I easily see it crunching Nikons' and Canons' skulls into gravel with a nasty sneer...
Should have made the AF assist lamp bright red!
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I can't be the only one that would kill to have a translucent body. OK, maybe not on the K5 (since you can't make translucent metal - I am looking at you scientists!) but the colored models, there is simply no excuse.
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I like that Pentax is still making clear promo bodies for show. The earliest I know of would be the SFX in clear. Does anyone know when Pentax started to show clear bodies at the dealers?
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