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07-17-2011, 12:50 AM   #106
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I have K20d and K200d too and I think they make an awesome pair!

Of course, from time to time I still want different, newer bodies too but that's beside the point

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Hey, man, a silver K-5 and a black K-5 and my poor old soul is making do with a K20d & K200d.


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What a beautiful looking piece of technology!
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I think that in the coming months my K-5 Silver has to go back since my front e-dial is going a little weard, but at the time still functions. Well we see how that goes, since it is only a minor issue with a easy repair.
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very cool!

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Well frank, if I could afford it that would be a very beautiful body. Since I can't afford it, I'm sure it's not as good as the all black one!
Lol. yeah!

No, but really, very nice! Congrats!
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
I think that in the coming months my K-5 Silver has to go back since my front e-dial is going a little weard, but at the time still functions. Well we see how that goes, since it is only a minor issue with a easy repair.
I don't know how it is in Europe, but with Pentax Canada, nothing is an easy repair.
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Question from Beginner

Hi,

i'm interested in the purchase of the Pentax K-5 ( Silver Edition ).
since i'm a beginner in the SLR world i have something to ask.
I see you bought 3 different lenses.

i suppose they are these 3 :

smc FA 31 / 1,8 AL Limited
smc FA 43 mm / 1,9 Limited
smc FA 77 mm / 1,8 Limited
can you explain me what is the main use you can do with each one of them ?

is their color the same "silver" as the "limited Silver " ?

you can zoom with these lenses ?

Sorry about my lack of knowledge on this subject
thanks

S.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Penta_Prisma Quote
Hi,

i'm interested in the purchase of the Pentax K-5 ( Silver Edition ).
since i'm a beginner in the SLR world i have something to ask.
I see you bought 3 different lenses.

i suppose they are these 3 :

smc FA 31 / 1,8 AL Limited
smc FA 43 mm / 1,9 Limited
smc FA 77 mm / 1,8 Limited
can you explain me what is the main use you can do with each one of them ?

is their color the same "silver" as the "limited Silver " ?

you can zoom with these lenses ?

Sorry about my lack of knowledge on this subject
thanks

S.
Well all three FA Limited (31, 43, 77) are prime/normal lens, so they cannot zoom.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Penta_Prisma Quote
Hi,

i'm interested in the purchase of the Pentax K-5 ( Silver Edition ).
since i'm a beginner in the SLR world i have something to ask.
I see you bought 3 different lenses.

i suppose they are these 3 :

smc FA 31 / 1,8 AL Limited
smc FA 43 mm / 1,9 Limited
smc FA 77 mm / 1,8 Limited
can you explain me what is the main use you can do with each one of them ?

is their color the same "silver" as the "limited Silver " ?

you can zoom with these lenses ?

Sorry about my lack of knowledge on this subject
thanks

S.
Well do you know a store that still has K-5 Silver in stock? Other wise this little dream ends here. The colour is just a little different. There is somewhere in the thread something about it. with pictures of my K-5 and I think 77mm and 43mm.

General purpose and portrait are some uses to name, but the 77mm focus is also very fast so some indoor sports would be possible.

No zooms!
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Something showed up at my door today

Looks like this fine piece of engineering has made its way into my hands, brand new! After handling it I like it quite a bit, looks good and not cheap. The grip is definitely much more pronounced. The only thing for me is compared to the black color it looks more refined and sophisticated in a retro sort of way whereas the black one has a great rugged professional look. I'm a bit on the fence with this one, I may have to get the black one.
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Congrats on that new baby. Enjoy it for the coming years. The grip will just grow on your hands.
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Thanks, I have been lusting after the K5 since it came out and have been lusting even more for the Limited. In a way I have a hard time seeing myself using this camera out in the rain or on a hike etc...thus creating a bit of cognitive dissonance for me. Completely unjustified I'm sure as this camera by no means would be any less rugged than its black counterpart. But for some reason I keep seeing this as a "city" camera. Oh well, just got to take it out there I guess.
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QuoteOriginally posted by gda13 Quote
Thanks, I have been lusting after the K5 since it came out and have been lusting even more for the Limited. In a way I have a hard time seeing myself using this camera out in the rain or on a hike etc...thus creating a bit of cognitive dissonance for me. Completely unjustified I'm sure as this camera by no means would be any less rugged than its black counterpart. But for some reason I keep seeing this as a "city" camera. Oh well, just got to take it out there I guess.
I'm past that point and use it next to my K-5 black for every use to think off. Not a collectors item for me, but a camera to use in all wheaters.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
I'm past that point and use it next to my K-5 black for every use to think off. Not a collectors item for me, but a camera to use in all wheaters.
Right you are...I know that this is purely psychological. When I look at the K5 limited I see Audi A8 and when I look at the K5 black I see Jeep Wrangler with mud grappler tires. Both of which I like and admire for different reasons. Maybe I should combine the images and envision a Range Rover instead . Yeah I think that's the ticket.
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Are the silver ones still available anywhere?
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