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07-12-2012, 05:58 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Edgar_in_Indy Quote
I just noticed that the white and blue K-30's on the Singapore site are still in pre-order status.
Shipment got delayed I guess. Right now only black ones. I might go down and get a black one myself today....

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Frank, I'm ready to buy a white K-30, but I can't tell if the white 18-55mm kit on the Singapore site is the "Crystal" finish, or "Silky". Do you know, or would you be able to contact somebody to find out? Thanks!
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Well, never mind. It now says "Crystal" in the description. I sent them an email earlier, so maybe they updated the site. Or maybe I was just blind earlier.

EDIT: A few minutes later now, and the "Crystal" is gone again from the titles.
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I got a quick response to my email:

Hi Edgar,

Thank you for your interest in our Pentax products. The Pentax K-30 white is crystal white.

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I just ordered the white K-30 w/18-55mm from the Singapore site. With free shipping, the total was SGD $933.00, which PayPal exchanged to $758 US. According to the site, shipping to the US should take 4 to 14 days.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Edgar_in_Indy Quote
I just ordered the white K-30 w/18-55mm from the Singapore site. With free shipping, the total was SGD $933.00, which PayPal exchanged to $758 US. According to the site, shipping to the US should take 4 to 14 days.
Let me know how it goes - I'm weighing my options for purchasing a k-30.
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Just a general thought: wouldn't the glossy "crystal" finish negatively affect the camera's ability to repulse water drops as the textured "silky" finish can?
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QuoteOriginally posted by PaoloG Quote
Just a general thought: wouldn't the glossy "crystal" finish negatively affect the camera's ability to repulse water drops as the textured "silky" finish can?
I don't follow. If the "Crystal" finish is smoother, then I would think that water would run off it easier. But regardless, I think that weatherization is all about the seals.

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Hi Edgar, based on my experience generally the "texturised" finish sort of repulses and drains the water better. Also it sports more grip when wet then the glossy finish. You're right that it doesn't render the glossy variant less WR, tho. I just believe the "silky" model might be a slightly better choice for outdoor shooters cause of better handling in the rain.
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Generally you should be holding the camera by the rubber parts. The rest of the body is pretty much for show. The rubber parts tend to get more sticky when wet, so no worries about fumbling there.

And yes, the WR is all about the seals. Whether or not water stays on the plastic part of the body does not affect the sealing.
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And yes, the WR is all about the seals. Whether or not water stays on the plastic part of the body does not affect the sealing.
So you're saying that I didn't need to wipe mine down with Rain-X?
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So you're saying that I didn't need to wipe mine down with Rain-X?
You THINK you are kidding......
Rain-X – Water repellent and anti fog coating for cameras : Leave No Trace…
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I just ordered the white K-30 w/18-55mm from the Singapore site. With free shipping, the total was SGD $933.00, which PayPal exchanged to $758 US. According to the site, shipping to the US should take 4 to 14 days.

THAT is tempting.. at the 'right' price for me. If only for the warranty..
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THAT is tempting.. at the 'right' price for me. If only for the warranty..
I figured that it was a pretty safe gamble, since I haven't noticed too many people on here complaining about their cameras needing repaired. I took my K-x to almost 50,000 shutter actuations, and it still looked and worked like new.

And besides, it's still got a warranty, it's just that the shipping to Singapore will be a little more. Shipping in the US might be about $15, and to Singapore via US Postal Service Priority would probably be around $30. So I could ship it a few times and still be ahead.
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I figured that it was a pretty safe gamble, since I haven't noticed too many people on here complaining about their cameras needing repaired. I took my K-x to almost 50,000 shutter actuations, and it still looked and worked like new.

And besides, it's still got a warranty, it's just that the shipping to Singapore will be a little more. Shipping in the US might be about $15, and to Singapore via US Postal Service Priority would probably be around $30. So I could ship it a few times and still be ahead.
How long is the warranty in Singapore?
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