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Pentax LX Gold Edition
Posted By: RobG, 12-10-2019, 03:26 AM


Pentax LX Gold Edition
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In 1981, Pentax made 300 LX cameras coated in 18 carat gold with what looks like crocodile leather trim.
This was displayed at the Pentax 100th anniversary event in Sydney.
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12-10-2019, 03:55 PM   #16
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I would be scared to be walking around with it

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According to Wikipedia, there was a Titanium edition as well.
Yes, I've seen them on the scambay from time to time.

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I would be scared to be walking around with it
I'd prefer that the wildlife isn't scared away by the reflections off my shiny camera!
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I have to agree that it's ummm, somewhat garish . You could imagine it on a heavy gold chain, around the neck of a gangsta rapper!
Don't shoot guns, shoot cameras.


I'm so annoyed cause I was meant to go to this event and I had to bail cause my daughter was unwell.

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Don't shoot guns, shoot cameras.
New marketing opportunity?


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I'm so annoyed cause I was meant to go to this event and I had to bail cause my daughter was unwell.
Bummer. I hope she is feeling better!
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New marketing opportunity?
If they ever release a gold K1, maybe! Or a new FF mirrorless in gold?


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Bummer. I hope she is feeling better!
Yeah she's perfectly fine now, but it's only so often you get a Pentax event happening in Sydney, especially one marking a century! I'll make sure to make her pay (sometime later in her life) for making me miss this event. hahaha

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Sweet! They should make gold K-1s and KPs.
12-10-2019, 09:56 PM   #23
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If they ever released a gold K1, maybe! Or a new FF mirrorless in gold? Yeah she's perfectly fine now, but it's only so often you get a Pentax event happening in Sydney, especially one marking a century! I'll make sure to make her pay (sometime later in her life) for making me miss this event. hahaha
Sounds like a plan!


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Sweet! They should make gold K-1s and KPs.
There's two votes for a gold K1.

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Sweet! They should make gold K-1s and KPs.
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Sounds like a plan!




There's two votes for a gold K1.
Genuinely would hate for people to view Pentaxians as gaudy, unless we had to actually commit with a gangsta rapper persona.
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Genuinely would hate for people to view Pentaxians as gaudy, unless we had to actually commit with a gangsta rapper persona.
But they could fund future development of cameras!
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But they could fund future development of cameras!
Then maybe they should make them out of platinum?!
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Then maybe they should make them out of platinum?!
Titanium might be a better choice. Any colour from silver to azure blue, and impossible to dent. Tested at up to mach 3.
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Titanium might be a better choice. Any colour from silver to azure blue, and impossible to dent. Tested at up to mach 3.
I'd like to know what different properties might do to the actual cameras and if they would differ greatly from one another (same camera model different materials for bodies).
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I'd like to know what different properties might do to the actual cameras and if they would differ greatly from one another (same camera model different materials for bodies).
With Titanium you ought to be able to make an extremely sturdy camera body - great for industrial use - with more space inside. But the shell would be horrendously expensive.
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Genuinely would hate for people to view Pentaxians as gaudy, unless we had to actually commit with a gangsta rapper persona.
Yes, somehow I think the gaudy persona is a Canon thing!
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