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03-02-2012, 12:51 AM   #31
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150 $ (BHP prices) plus because it is silver? No thanks.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Raffwal Quote
Can somebody tell me what's the point of using the 40mm XS pancake on a DSLR? I mean even the old DA 40mm is miniscule.
Get a 40XS to replace the stock body cap
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So a cool US$550 more because it's silver and comes with a non-essential, don't want, don't need XS 40 ? Meh ! Moving on.

Love my (black) K5s and can't wait to see what's in store for us with the new iteration.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Raffwal Quote
Can somebody tell me what's the point of using the 40mm XS pancake on a DSLR? I mean even the old DA 40mm is miniscule.
The DA40XS is not only smaller in size then the DA40, but also it's price is a lot smaller too. Whilst it does have the same optical formula, with some modern enhancements.

I've missed some news, I think; this is the first time I've seen confirmed that the DA40XS will work on a DSLR. I'm going to order it.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Clavius Quote
The DA40XS is not only smaller in size then the DA40, but also it's price is a lot smaller too. Whilst it does have the same optical formula, with some modern enhancements.

I've missed some news, I think; this is the first time I've seen confirmed that the DA40XS will work on a DSLR. I'm going to order it.
The original Singapore Users Group thread had several people shooting with it on a K-5 and some sample pics. We also know that it can be manually focused and that the lens cap is push on not threaded.
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damn it! just bought a k5 a couple of weeks back, would love a silver one. maybe not at the price premium though. especially by the time i got one shipped to Aus.
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I don`t like these miniature lens on a DSLR, it looks like a man with his ***** cut. very bad and odd
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It seems odd for Pentax to make a second run of Silver K-5s. I wonder if they are not just trying to buy some time. Maybe the K-5 replacement is not going to be ready this year and Pentax is trying to keep something fresh on the market.

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It seems odd for Pentax to make a second run of Silver K-5s. I wonder if they are not just trying to buy some time. Maybe the K-5 replacement is not going to be ready this year and Pentax is trying to keep something fresh on the market.
September is the next window from all accounts for a release. The Oxen are slow, but the Earth is patient.
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as nice as this seems, they have just diminished the value of the "Limited" edition by releasing it twice!!!

They sold 1500 Silver units last year, at a premium price because there were only going to be 1500.

This just tells us there is nothing coming to replace the K-5 for a while.
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September is the next window from all accounts for a release. The Oxen are slow, but the Earth is patient.
I guess the Gold K-5 will be released in September at $2,600.00.......
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I guess the Gold K-5 will be released in September at $2,600.00.......
for $2600 it would need to to have a FF sensor in it...
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Looks like this new LIMITED silver edition has a different grip. The original silver K5 has a slightly bulkier grip:


Well spotted! The new Limited K-5 Silver looks like the standard K-5 (black) grip... The chunkier grip on last years K-5 Limited is better
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I suppose this K5 will have Ricoh branding on the bottom.
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