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05-06-2012, 07:37 PM - 1 Like   #1
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The coolest Pentax promotion in a very long time! What neat K-01s (imgs)

Dealer just got these in today. a yellow and a white K-01 mock up. They look so much like the real thing you can't tell unless very close or by picking them up. The XS40 lenses are interchangeable ( don't form an image - drats). The lenses will fit real K mount cameras and real K mount lenses fit the mockup bodies. Notice the missing electrical contacts on the metal mount lenses and bodies. So freaking cool. I want them.:ugh: Pentax has invented a whole new type of LBA!

These should get Pentax some well deserved attention for the K-01. Anyone else seen these?
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Lol, this is pretty cool (though you'd think demo bodies would work as well). There's no doubt that the K-01 is bringing in sales for Pentax, which is good - it means we'll see more exciting products over the coming years!

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Can I just buy a mockup yellow one? I hate taking pictures when I'm on holiday, but I love to walk around with that yellow bird
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I think this belongs in the "I really like the K-01, but can't use it" thread.

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Ha, this is pretty funny. They probably had to do it because the camera looks so much better irl than in photos
Its much lighter than the actual camera, right? It would make a fun paperweight
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I would really need one of these. Anyone knows where it is possible to get one? Do I have to open a Pentax dealership?
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QuoteOriginally posted by attilaworx Quote
I would really need one of these. Anyone knows where it is possible to get one? Do I have to open a Pentax dealership?
You can also just buy a K-01 and just take all electronics out
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What is a "Pentax promotion?"
Never heard of such a thing.

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pretty cool idea, perfect for demos at warehouse stores or target where they never work in any case
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You can also just buy a K-01 and just take all electronics out
hehe I have a K-01 (but I need the electronics in it ). I need a paperweight which I can get wet without damaging it
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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
Dealer just got these in today. a yellow and a white K-01 mock up. They look so much like the real thing you can't tell unless very close or by picking them up. The XS40 lenses are interchangeable ( don't form an image - drats). The lenses will fit real K mount cameras and real K mount lenses fit the mockup bodies. Notice the missing electrical contacts on the metal mount lenses and bodies. So freaking cool. I want them. Pentax has invented a whole new type of LBA!
Do the switches and buttons move too? Handy toy there lol. I could play pranks with 'em hahah. Does Canikon have these as well? Or are they Pentax-only mockups?
I'm also doomed to believe that these things aren't distributed worldwide.. (though I remember seeing such a mockup K-r in one of the local stores, a pink one. Lens not detachable though)
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Looks great. I'm seriously thinking of making it the compact replacement for my K-x. Still waiting for it to appear in Australia...
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Alizarine, the mode dial and rear wheel move, the lens release button works, battery door opens and buttons push. Think its a real k-01 shell. The flash doesn't pop up. It even has a real metal tripod socket. Hear that different camera mock ups are on the way. Will report when I see them.

Ash surprised K-01 has not shown up in your country yet. It is a cool camera and looks even better in person. Not much smaller than a Kx ( except for the 40mm lens). The 40 is so thin most people think it is lensless body with body cap!
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Looks great. I'm seriously thinking of making it the compact replacement for my K-x. Still waiting for it to appear in Australia...
Check out digitalcamerawarehouse and digidirect. I got mine from DCW. They have stock in Oz
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