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03-07-2012, 06:32 PM   #1
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K-5 New Silver Mark II?

Hey, does anyone know, is this silver paint or bare silver metal? What was the first edition LTD? Silver paint? I'm thinking of trying to get one and was wondering if the black finish would be more durable. I ;ike the silver, but not if it's going to wear worse then the black! Thanks!

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Yes the first LTD K5 had a silver coating. After getting a nick on mine you could clearly see the metal underneath. I now have a black one without any nicks so I can't say which one is "more" durable.
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Interesting. I remember my old Mz-s got pretty well hammered. Maybe I'll be going with a black one then and adding a K-01 with extra bit of dosh I save! Thanks!
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Honestly the black body looks just as nice as the silver with the DA 40mm XS. Don't spend $1600 on a $1000 camera




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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Honestly the black body looks just as nice as the silver with the DA 40mm XS. Don't spend $1600 on a $1000 camera

Wow...is that what it's going to go for. I paid $1450 brand new for mine...though I got it from Singapore...traded it later for a black one and some premium 77mm filters and glad I did because now I can use my camera without worrying about scratching or nicking it. Unless you're a collector who perhaps already has a black K5 its not worth it. Better to focus on getting your photographs and not your camera's welfare so much.
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Yes, I'm over it! A black one it's going to be...

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Honestly the black body looks just as nice as the silver with the DA 40mm XS. Don't spend $1600 on a $1000 camera
Well people spend money to have their car in a different colour, so if you have the money and like the K-5 Silver, just pleasure yourself
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On the other hand why should the black finish be more durable?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Gimbal Quote
On the other hand why should the black finish be more durable?
Pentax made a big deal about the MZ-s finish years ago, and it was pretty much bullet proof. I'm thinking the K-5 black is the same. The one I have is getting "shiny" from use in wear areas, but the finish hasn't scratched and still looks pretty sharp.

I may be wrong though and the finish may be completely different from the MZ-s...
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