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07-05-2012, 09:04 AM   #16
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I really don't get all this Marc whoever stuff. Are they trying to sell to the people who buy Coach bags or whatever?
All the original hype focused on Hipsters and 20-something inner city trend setting fashion followers. So, the simple answer is - yes.

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I emailed PRIAC about this last March and they replied this was available Japan-only. Are you saying they're now offering this accessory in the US?

I wonder if I could cram the DA40 Ltd in?
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Who needs full frame when you can have THIS?

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Rumor has it, that a tree just fell in the forest.
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The Pentax Japan site says that it will be released Friday and limited to 300 worldwide cost will be ¥ 26,250. Unless I put it into the XE Currency converter incorrectly that translates to $328.33
The chineese version should soon be available for a tenth of this price ...
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ya like WTF... People are not gonna seriously buy this are they, it's almost half the cost of the camera? From what I can already tell by the tons of official pentax leather I've bought, they use crap cheap leather and charge a pretty penny for it and I would not doubt this is the same...
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ya like WTF... People are not gonna seriously buy this are they, it's almost half the cost of the camera? From what I can already tell by the tons of official pentax leather I've bought, they use crap cheap leather and charge a pretty penny for it and I would not doubt this is the same...
Plus being a Marc Newson (tm) it probably opens from the bottom or something...

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"opens from the bottom"... I actually did laugh out loud. :-)

Marc Newson should never have been allowed anywhere near a camera.
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I really don't get all this Marc whoever stuff. Are they trying to sell to the people who buy Coach bags or whatever?
Bingo
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Well I tweeted this to the only real hipster in my timeline and her responce: niceee

So this is for the right audience targeted!
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I really don't get all this Marc whoever stuff. Are they trying to sell to the people who buy Coach bags or whatever?
I don't either but then, there're so many 'special edtions' stuff of pretty much anything and people stupid enough to buy them... why wouldn't they.
I don't care much about Newson (though, the design is not that ugly IMO) but compared to the Swarovski K-m (http://bebefore.com/ci/2685/pentax-k-m-kit-swarovski-1__resized400.jpg), I really prefer Newson, by much.

At least the K-01 is a object with a certain design (like it or not). The Swarovski is only a bling bling press release mover. Nothing else. Newson brings an image (pun intended) to the brand (again, like it or not).
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I don't either but then, there're so many 'special edtions' stuff of pretty much anything and people stupid enough to buy them... why wouldn't they.
I don't care much about Newson (though, the design is not that ugly IMO) but compared to the Swarovski K-m (http://bebefore.com/ci/2685/pentax-k-m-kit-swarovski-1__resized400.jpg), I really prefer Newson, by much.

At least the K-01 is a object with a certain design (like it or not). The Swarovski is only a bling bling press release mover. Nothing else. Newson brings an image (pun intended) to the brand (again, like it or not).
People buy what they like and can afford. We might all be shocked or dismayed at the names we get called by people who don't get the same pleasure we do from using our camera gear - unnecessary affectation is as much a judgment as an absolute.

Having said that, this price makes a Billingham look more affordable, and less of a luxury! (See what I mean?)
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300 copies world-wide.
There are more than 300 people who ---- money whose hobbies are buying collectible ---- with money that they ----.

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Maybe they were going to restrict sales to Japan at first. It's clear, if you go to Pentax Japan's store site, that it's now a worldwide release of 300.
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