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10-10-2010, 02:40 PM   #1
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K-5 presentation on Pentax japanese site

The K-5 is presented on Pentax's Japanese site : Pentax k-5 features.

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Interesting, no mention of AF in video, manual video controls or tethering as a future option.
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Is there a video?

I've always wondered what broom cupboards in Japan looked like.
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On Pentax Online Shop they say that the K-5 will be deliverable October 15th and with the 18-135mm mid of November...

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On Pentax Online Shop they say that the K-5 will be deliverable October 15th and with the 18-135mm mid of November...
my GF really wants a pink Kr can I buy it form the Japaneses web site? will they ship to the us?
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my GF really wants a pink Kr can I buy it form the Japaneses web site? will they ship to the us?
yeah yeah we believe its your girlfriend who wants a pink one!!!
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Is there a video?

I've always wondered what broom cupboards in Japan looked like.
You can always ask Boris Becker (and I hope there isn't a video)
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Here is an English language version of Amazon Japan, which may well work.

Amazon.co.jp: In English

If it does, be prepared for ferocious shipping charges. I would guess that there are Japanese shops which, knowing that there is a market abroad for Japanese photographic equipment from the home market, sell to foreign customers. (There are several firms in Japan that cater to foreign fanciers of Japanese watches, to whose spendthrift company I once belonged.)

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"We're sorry; this item can not be shipped outside Japan"
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Is there a video?

I've always wondered what broom cupboards in Japan looked like.
LOL! Since you asked: even smaller than the Colorado version.

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my GF really wants a pink Kr can I buy it form the Japanese web site? will they ship to the us?
Would you really buy a grey-market camera? The website you want for the best prices is kakaku.com. Wait, WTF is this?
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An extremely expensive purchase.

Recsea is otherwise known as Seatool. They have a US distributor (Welcome to Seatool USA!), but none of their Pentax gear is officially imported here. It all costs multiple thousands of dollars for a DSLR housing, so if you can afford it, the trip to Japan to get it in person isn't likely much of a hindrance. (Edit: Just noticed you're in Japan -- so I guess your question was likely rhetorical. Maybe the info's of use to somebody else, though.)

Their Japanese site is here:

?Seatool [?????????????????????????????????

For Pentax, they offer housings for the K-m / K-x, W90, and W80. They also showed a prototype housing for the W60, but never mentioned it being released to the public.

You can see pics of the K-m / K-x housing here:

?Seatool [?????????????????????????????????

It ships in Japan with a port for the 18-55mm kit lens at just under US$2,800 equivalent. They also offer ports for the 50mm macro, 100mm macro, 10-17 zoom, and 12-24 zoom at around $200-230 apiece. Hence the full system would set you back a little over US$3,600, plus the cost of the camera and lenses. ;-)
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I use my Aquapac down to 5 meters. It is a little bit cheaper








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Wow, so it's a known item. I just saw the price tag and thought, "Is that even a current piece of gear?" Funny that even here it costs ~$US2500.
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