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01-25-2011, 04:16 PM   #1
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K-5 Silver is here

Yep sir.

https://network.pentax.eu/ex_gf.php?PHPSESSID=2c535246a8850d8f25c5ec7657646a65&file_id=9099


https://network.pentax.eu/ex_gf.php?PHPSESSID=109884149d345ea51bc6cf421b8ef196&file_id=9109

Ogl and photorumors (cheers Kunzite) were right: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-5-forum/130256-k-5-silver-coming-soon.html


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01-25-2011, 04:32 PM - 1 Like   #2
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For the record, Ogl just pointed to Photorumors. Photorumors was right.
01-25-2011, 04:33 PM   #3
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That's pretty chic!

01-25-2011, 04:33 PM   #4
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I REALLY like it
now pair that with some silver FAs and a silver A 50.12
they should be brave and just make all new models like this ... to distinguish themselves

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It doesn't look like it uses the same focusing screen as the silver K-7, so assuming these pictures are real, it's probably not going to have the special features of the silver K-7. Probably less chance of it being a limited edition too.
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.oO(must resist)
01-25-2011, 06:13 PM   #7
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Assuming this is not a hoax or photoshop job, the shape of the handgrip in the photograph is different from that of a normal K-5.
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Same trick, over and over. Not a criticism, however.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dankoBanana Quote
they should be brave and just make all new models like this ... to distinguish themselves
No way: silver's nice for some, but making them all silver would be just conceding the serious photography market right there, if you asked me. A lot of people just aren't into flashy, and silver-on-plastic rarely seems to do anything but look cheap.

When there was actual chrome in those finishes that made em last pretty much forever, there was some arguable practicality to them, but I don't think just for looks that's much of a thing to try to get everybody to want.
01-25-2011, 11:31 PM   #10
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A few more things are silver

The K-7 silver had a black mode dial and lens release this looks better.
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I like it.

I think I've just been pushed over the edge.

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Looks nice, now just wondering on pricing and availability
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shame all my FA limited lenses are black....
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Silver Pentax cameras do look terrific. I have collected a few older black film bodies since they were rare, but the regular silver ones look so much better. Ironic now that the Silvers are rare.
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So amusing Must resist the desire to buy it...
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