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03-20-2012, 12:27 AM   #1
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Did the original Limited Silver K-5's have problems?

I interested in buying a lightly used Original Limited Silver K-5 from the first batch, but I'm hesitating because they were made in early 2011 (I think?) and I was wondering if they had any issues like the sensor stains or mirror flops, etc? Thanks for any help.

03-20-2012, 02:10 AM   #2
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Not that I know of. My K-5 Silver is perfect.
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mine is fine.....almost 1 year
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Given they would have te exact same internals as any other K-5 I suspect there is some chance it may have a fault, best to check before you buy.

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Just buy it if the price is good It's the best camera I've had so far.
03-20-2012, 04:47 AM   #6
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no sensor stains or mirror flops, but the K-5 Silver Limited Edition (not to be confused with the new K-5 Silver "Special" Edition) has one major problem: You will never ever want to part with it. I can't imagine parting with it until Pentax Ricoh release a Silver Limited Edition full-frame model.

In all seriousness, you would be extremely unlucky if there was a problem with that individual unit. It is a pleasure to hold and use and looks damn fine with either black or silver lenses mounted.
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Couldn't resist any longer and went ahead and bought it! Fingers crossed!!!!

Thanks for all the replies!
03-20-2012, 04:54 PM   #8
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Just buy it if the price is good It's the best camera I've had so far.
$1299 I thought was fair... Though at the time (12 hours ago) the black K-5 was selling for $1199!!!

It's supposed to be like new with around 300 clicks... the pictures of it were pretty! We'll see!

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... you mean besides being silver...?
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I was watching this listing as well. Were u the one who bought it?
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Yeah the silve K-5's should be kosher, though I could have sworn that somebody found stains on theirs once.
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I thought the same thing.

QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Yeah the silve K-5's should be kosher, though I could have sworn that somebody found stains on theirs once.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Yeah the silve K-5's should be kosher, though I could have sworn that somebody found stains on theirs once.
I had a small "string of pearls" sensor stain on a silver K-5 that I bought. It was smaller and less of an issue than the one I had on my initial K-5 (from the initial production run), but it was present nonetheless.
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I was watching this listing as well. Were u the one who bought it?
I think so...
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I had a small "string of pearls" sensor stain on a silver K-5 that I bought. It was smaller and less of an issue than the one I had on my initial K-5 (from the initial production run), but it was present nonetheless.
As I understand it from Pentax USA, they will fix the Stain issues should they arise in any of the K-5's, warranty or not. So I'm not too concerned about that. The camera is supposed to have around 300 clicks on it, so if I understand the stain issue it is possible for it to start appearing after a few thousand shots. I'll just keep an eye on it and see what happens.
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