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01-17-2016, 02:03 PM   #1
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Storm trooper

You would think someone at Pentax's marketing would find a way to capitalize on this being the new Star Wars is one of hottest movies out there right now. Pentax K-50 DSLR Camera with DA L 18-55mm WR Lens - White 10939

01-17-2016, 02:21 PM   #2
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Well I guess you'd have to pay licensing...
At any rate, "the" stormtrooper is the B/W K-01
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QuoteOriginally posted by LensBeginner Quote
Well I guess you'd have to pay licensing...
At any rate, "the" stormtrooper is the B/W K-01
The first 'stormtrooper' was the white K-m. Then the K-x...

01-17-2016, 02:55 PM - 1 Like   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
The first 'stormtrooper' was the white K-m. Then the K-x...
And the K-r. Because it lacked the plasticky white curves of a stormtrooper, I don't think anyone would have associated a white K-01 with the term if it had not already been firmly established as meaning "a white Pentax". Being about equal parts black and white, the B/W K-01 was probably called "Panda" or "Pandatrooper" more often than "Stormtrooper" the first couple years.

01-17-2016, 02:58 PM   #5
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I almost feel like posting something on Facebook:

Do you want to try photography, do you love Star Wars?
Look no further, Stormtrooper Pentax K-50:
01-17-2016, 03:35 PM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by THoog Quote
And the K-r. Because it lacked the plasticky white curves of a stormtrooper, I don't think anyone would have associated a white K-01 with the term if it had not already been firmly established as meaning "a white Pentax". Being about equal parts black and white, the B/W K-01 was probably called "Panda" or "Pandatrooper" more often than "Stormtrooper" the first couple years.
Ok, my bad!
My GF calls it (my K-01) "little panda"...
"Pandatrooper" is just g.awful...
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Funny, when I saw the "Storm Trooper" subject line I was thinking WR, but more "trouper" than "trooper." Star Wars Stormtroopers are Bad Guys who can't shoot straight!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Thagomizer Quote
Star Wars Stormtroopers are Bad Guys who can't shoot straight!
Hey now. When Finn hooks up with Rey he'll be the first Storm Trooper to ever hit something...

01-17-2016, 08:46 PM   #9
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The 18-50 comes in white too.
01-17-2016, 09:27 PM   #10
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When I bought my white K-50, the guys at the store oohed and aahed, saying, "He's going for he Stormtrooper -- nice. And this Stormtrooper doesn't miss."
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Fiat is already on it!!!

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Makes me want to buy a Storm Trooper K-50 now.
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Makes me want to buy a Storm Trooper K-50 now.
Not sure how you beat its abilities for the price. Great little camera.
01-19-2016, 11:16 AM   #14
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^ I already have 2 K-50 bodies, though.
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BAM - sounds like you have yourself covered nicely 👍👍👍
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