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08-21-2012, 06:02 PM   #1
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Silver K-01 with silver DA lens

I am (probably) going to buy a Pentax K-01.

Am currently trying to choose between black and silver. I have been able to plenty of pictures of various combinations of lenses. But I haven't yet found a picture of a silver DA lens on the silver K-01.

Is this because it looks hideous?

If anyone has a silver K-01 with a silver DA lens, do the silvers match? (Any chance of posting a pic?)

(Yes, I know this is silly and trivial, but...)

08-21-2012, 09:34 PM   #2
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The silver DA's should match the color of the camera, though the combo probably won't look as good as the K-5 because the silver K-01 is really only half silver (the rest being black). Also, the silver K-01 is only sold in Europe, where hardly any silver DA's were sold, so that why there are so few pictures of it.

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08-21-2012, 10:08 PM   #3
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You are very lucky in a sense that you can get a silver K-01....that's the colour I want but it is not available from pentax singapore or even within australia....so I ordered the white one.

Go for the silver one...it looks good
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i have a silver one , niceeeee

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There is also the K-5 Silver Special edition with the Silver 40mm xs lens.
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If you haven't a bought one yet, I recommend you go to a store and see it in the flesh. The camera really looks much better irl than it does in pictures and videos, especially the yellow one.
I don't have any colourful DA lenses because.. well, where I live you can one get the black ones for some reason, but it would be interesting to see some colour combinations. My yellow K-01 looks pretty good with the black DA 35 and even the M 50mm, so don't worry about the looks, it will look good even with the black lenses.
If you do manage to get a silver lens (which has its own special value just by not being the standard black), be sure to post a photo on how it looks!
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In the end, I took my silver DA 70 to the shop, and asked if I could put it on the K-01.

The silver of the lens doesn't really match the silver of the camera. They are quite different. I don't think it looks awful, but I think the silver lens looks better with the black K-01.

That said, I bought the silver one anyway. The silver, I think, looks much better than the black, with a normal black lens on it. (And I have more black lenses than silver.)

In case anyone else is interested, I'll post pictures with the silver lens when the K-01 arrives. (It was 650 in the shop, but 450 - new - on ebay.)


P.S. Adam, I prefer the silver K-01 to the silver K5. Also, I don't think I'd want a completely silver K-01. I like the combination - like the old SLRs like the ME super.
P.P.S. Isn't the K5 also only half silver, also with black grip etc.
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Actually, I think the silver 70mm 2.4 lens on the silver K-01 looks better than I thought.

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Looks great! Have fun shooting
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Really nice looking. I would have purchased the silver one if available in the US, but I went with the white one. Like the stormtrooper look. :-)
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Wow it really looks great. After photokina and depending on the new stuff introduce there, ill take the desicion to buy one of this.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rob_k20d Quote
Actually, I think the silver 70mm 2.4 lens on the silver K-01 looks better than I thought.
So nice!!!
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I really like that silver! Wish it was available here, especially now with the rebates!
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