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Pentax LX Gold Edition
Lens: DA 16-85 Camera: K3 Photo Location: Sydney, Australia ISO: 1600 Shutter Speed: 1/25s Aperture: F4 
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, 04:48 AM   #2
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I really like where the focus is and I also like that wonder. I didn't know that limited edition
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I really like where the focus is and I also like that wonder. I didn't know that limited edition
Thanks! I think I saw this camera previously in the Ricoh Imaging Square in Shinjuku.
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I'm even more interested ni the gold A50 F1.2 mounted on it...

Imagine that lens on my K-1...

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What a beauty. Just might draw some attention walking the streets with that one hanging around your neck.
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I have a couple of LX bodies, both of which I got new as Christmas presents. I remember when the gold model made its appearance - pretty wild to my minimalist eye.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Sailor Quote
I have a couple of LX bodies, both of which I got new as Christmas presents. I remember when the gold model made its appearance - pretty wild to my minimalist eye.

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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!
12-10-2019, 10:46 AM   #8
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That is some Pentax; I would want to get fingerprints on it.

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Beautiful camera the LX...and in gold...with it's attendant gold and alligator hide (? guessing on that)...lens...50 F 1.2....now that is art..to my photographic eye.
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The kind of camera a Bond villain might have.
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I really wonder if any of them got used to, er, take photographs?
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Bling! That would totally match my gold tooth!
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Well, one of these would certainly match a pimp costume!
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QuoteOriginally posted by bdery Quote
I'm even more interested ni the gold A50 F1.2 mounted on it...

Imagine that lens on my K-1...
How did you guess that it was a A50 F1.2 on it?

That lens would also give some style to my K-S2.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bdery Quote
I'm even more interested in the gold A50 F1.2 mounted on it...
Imagine that lens on my K-1...
Uh oh, lens envy...


QuoteOriginally posted by DW58 Quote
What a beauty. Just might draw some attention walking the streets with that one hanging around your neck.
Yeah, maybe not in the wrong part of New York.


QuoteOriginally posted by Sailor Quote
I have a couple of LX bodies, both of which I got new as Christmas presents. I remember when the gold model made its appearance - pretty wild to my minimalist eye.
But you couldn't get the crocodile leather in the USA.


QuoteOriginally posted by Robin Quote
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!
Yep, maybe they should make a gold plated K1 gangsta edition?


QuoteOriginally posted by GRB Quote
That is some Pentax; I would want to get fingerprints on it.
What, you want to actually use it?


QuoteOriginally posted by lesmore49 Quote
Beautiful camera the LX...and in gold...with it's attendant gold and alligator hide (? guessing on that)...lens...50 F 1.2....now that is art..to my photographic eye.
It was very shiny!


QuoteOriginally posted by PJ1 Quote
The kind of camera a Bond villain might have.
"I like gooooooooollld!" (OK, not a Bond movie)


QuoteOriginally posted by StiffLegged Quote
I really wonder if any of them got used to, er, take photographs?
I suspect that this one has always been in a Pentax (or Ricoh) showroom.


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Bling! That would totally match my gold tooth!
That's a different reason to buy a camera!


QuoteOriginally posted by torashi Quote
Well, one of these would certainly match a pimp costume!


According to Wikipedia, there was a Titanium edition as well.
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