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06-15-2013, 07:51 AM   #1
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Any rumor on Blue K-01?

I'm a big fan of K-01 and own yellow, white, and black..

Will blue K-01 be released in the US?

I heard blue was the color from marc newson's original design. Is it true?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Gammablue Quote
I'm a big fan of K-01 and own yellow, white, and black..

Will blue K-01 be released in the US?

I heard blue was the color from marc newson's original design. Is it true?
I'm afraid the only way you will obtain a blue K-01 is by purchasing a can of blue paint on eBay.
K-01 has been discontinued. Maybe K-02, if there ever is such a thing, will come in blue?
K30 is and K50 will be available in blue.
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QuoteOriginally posted by DominicVII Quote
I'm afraid the only way you will obtain a blue K-01 is by purchasing a can of blue paint on eBay.
K-01 has been discontinued. Maybe K-02, if there ever is such a thing, will come in blue?
K30 is and K50 will be available in blue.
Or after-market replacement plastic panels for the K-01 in different colors. Are there such things? I know there are replacement panels for the Q.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gammablue Quote
I'm a big fan of K-01 and own yellow, white, and black..

Will blue K-01 be released in the US?

I heard blue was the color from marc newson's original design. Is it true?
Just so you know, the news & rumors forum isn't for questions. I've moved your thread to the K-01 forum.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Or after-market replacement plastic panels for the K-01 in different colors. Are there such things? I know there are replacement panels for the Q.
I haven't found any. I thought that there might be a chance for accessories like that when the K-01 had its burst of closeout sale popularity, but apparently not. DIY looks to be the way to go...
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Someone tried replacing the rubber from one K-01 to another and posted it. Its like a tutorial.
So you can try finding a blue panel or painting the original. But be careful not to destroy the camera. Be sure to post photos if you do it.
And yes, K-01 is no longer in production. Maybe a K-02 will appear some day, but don't hold your breath for it
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What about Silver? It seems they existed at one point.

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What about Silver? It seems they existed at one point.
European variant. Not sold in the US, we got the white one instead - lucky us.

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QuoteOriginally posted by K57XR Quote
What about Silver? It seems they existed at one point.
The silver K-01 was only sold in the European market; it took the place of the white "Pandatrooper".

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The silver K-01 was only sold in the European market; it took the place of the white "Pandatrooper".
Looks awesome. I should get silver, too.

Sadly, rumor about blue one may be untrue.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
European variant. Not sold in the US, we got the white one instead - lucky us.
QuoteOriginally posted by THoog Quote
The silver K-01 was only sold in the European market; it took the place of the white "Pandatrooper".
I stand corrected...
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actually , i like the silver one the most
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Now we see the blue/white one coming

I am definitely buying.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Gammablue Quote
Now we see the blue/white one coming

I am definitely buying.
Glad you are getting what you wanted. Still, it is strange that these have been released after the K-01 was officially discontinued. Decidedly odd IMHO.
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From photo rumors.

Pentax K-01 Marc Newson camera resurrected in blue and white colors
By PR ADMIN | Published: JULY 4, 2013



After the price of the Pentax K-01 camera designed by Marc Newson dropped in half and was later officially discontinued, Pentax Japan announced today a new blue and white colored K-01 model. In the press release Pentax mentioned that this new model was released because of increase demand (probably in Japan). B&H still has few two lens K-01 kits that currently sell for around $450.



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