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06-17-2011, 06:31 PM   #1
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Good news for K-r user !

Apparently Pentax just decided to release some more color options for K-r in UK today

Pentax K-r now available in 5 colours | News | PhotoRadar

That's not the exciting news at all. According to, a major camera forum (a pretty reliable source) in Hong Kong, they received a rumor today that Pentax is actually offering the existing K-r user the option to send the camera back for a color change on the camera body grip (white, pink, black, orange, yellow, red, blue, aqua and chocolate). The "face-lift" would cost approximately $50 USD for each service. (Of course, i believe this is for the local user...)

Pentax ? K-r ?????? -

I have fought a long battle to get my Orange K-x with blue grip from Japan to US last year and i understand how long it took the US Pentax to release to color option to K-x, this is surely a great new !

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I'll wait for the lego version that way i know where ugly is

yes i would seriously get and use one, this way no one runs way but more likely come to me and smile while i snap a few
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I'd be more excited about a firmware notice.
06-17-2011, 06:54 PM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
I'd be more excited about a firmware notice.
yeah, i heard the FF issue is pretty bad

06-17-2011, 07:57 PM   #5
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After this colorful news I now see where their priorities are...

I'm guessing by the time a new replacement entry model will be introduced
a firmware fix for existing front-focussing K-r owners will have never come...


Fed up with my K-r (FF), back to my 'old' dependable K-x.

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06-18-2011, 04:33 AM   #6
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Seems like Pentax are doing an excellent job painting their dslr but not on their QC side and lens development, read a lot of post that ppl are fed up with their QC recently K-5 stained sensor, K-r FF issue, DA 16-50 SDM failure, etc. The Pentax that i know long time before never has these kind of issues........

I am still wait my answer from pentax for a DA* 70-200 and hopefully they dont have any SDM issue when they are

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