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06-29-2011, 05:19 PM   #16
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that is for the k5 black not silver edition

06-29-2011, 05:20 PM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by memphisgrace Quote
on the home page it says that B&H has it for $1299.
That is a new price for the BLACK K-5

The SILVER K-5 is no longer available at most major retailers but when B&H had it, their price was around $1500
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Penfor here on the forums has been selling a number of Silver limited K-5s for around $1500. At that price it'd be more worth it than $1900 IMHO.
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I think the silver edition is only worth it if you never use it. I would get the black one they take the same photos. If they had a fluro pink k-5 for $400 less than a black K-5, im going for the fluro pink, I don't care what people will think :P

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I wouldn't pay $100 more for the silver, let alone $700. Make no mistake, good lenses might worth a more in the future, but not any digital bodies. The silver K-5 will probably worth 1/3 what you paid 2 years in the future.
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Penfor. That's who it was. Not in the market but if I was I might pay 100-200 more but not 600.
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I wouldn't get the Silver. I'd def. spent the money on lenses. Plus, with the silver body it is not as easy to be incognito. I love the black modesty of my K-5.
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Unless its a full frame, I would not spend too much just for the silver... IMO

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The only problem I have is that silver bodies automatically scream amateur to me. There are no pro bodies ever released with anything other than all black. The silver and black bodies remind me too much of the crappy Canon Digital Rebel. Before that, the lower end Pentax bodies were two toned. I know some of them were very good bodies, though, like the MZ-3.
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I wonder what the market value of a silver K-7 is compared to a black one. Seems to me the silver one seems great as long as it's the flagship, but once it's superceded who cares... maybe?
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QuoteOriginally posted by twitch Quote
I wonder what the market value of a silver K-7 is compared to a black one. Seems to me the silver one seems great as long as it's the flagship, but once it's superceded who cares... maybe?
yeah. With digital I can't help but feel the bodies become obsolete after a while and won't hold a lot of value.
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No, you shouldn't. If you look into it, you'd see that there is no sense whatsoever to have a half-silver camera if you intend to actually shoot with it. If it is a collector's item - let me bow out gracefully, as I've never been a collector. I buy gear to put it to use.
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only YOU can make that decision. part of me says that silver is edition is cool and another part says that is silly to spend so much more for something that you won't even be able to photograph after you get it.
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Don't know why some of you claim that the Silver K5 isn't for use? I got the Silver K5 and love it, and I use it just like a black one. Since I only paid a bit more than a black one (here in Singapore the difference was less than $150usd when I bought it), well worth the difference IMO. But that's just my opinion.

Most here are not pros, we buy cameras and lenses not just to take photos, but to have some fun playing w/ them. I'm sure the camera would lose 2/3 of its value in 2 years no matter it's black or silver, but that's 2 years fun we are paying for, right?

If you like something and can afford it, just buy. Don't think too much or ask others' opinion. There is no digital camera which can keep its value 3 years down the road. Whatever you spend now, don't even think about how much you can get back after a few years. It's the fun you are paying for (assume you are not making money by taking photos like most of us here).
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I paid slightly more for the silver than the black and for me it was well worth it, but then again it's all a matter of preference. It will get used as much as if I bought a black one.

Basing your decision from solely a utilitarian perspective puzzles me as it goes against the whole principle of advanced amateur photography. Someone can "only" like the look of a photo but they shouldn't like the look and feel of the camera itself? How is this any different than "liking" one photo vs. another if both show the same subject? Using the same logic, instead of a K-5, you should use a K-r, or better yet, just using the camera that comes with your phone. You could take it a step further and argue that you really shouldn't take pictures in the first place as you're more likely to end up with a better photo by cutting one out of a magazine vs trying to create one yourself.

If you like the black ones, great. If you think using the extra $100 towards a lens, that's great too. To each their own.

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