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10-07-2013, 01:20 PM - 1 Like   #151
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I`ve had both K20D Titanium and now the K5 Silver LTD . (Not the special ed , but the LTD ) and I`ve never experienced any problem what so ever concerning scratches. But this model seems to be more of a color alternative, more than an LTD version. The grip and its colourdesign is the same as K20D was though..Its nice , but I cant feel the burning sensation in my Visa. (K-3 seems to be much more a video camera than I prefer, and I really dislike the moving of the AF button, and the HUGE video/still lever.)
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Of course it's paint. One need only look at the matching "silver" parts of the grip that are obviously made form plastic.

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That looks damn nice, I really hope the silver is the actual magnesium shell and not paint.
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My Pentax K-5 Silver has a couple of scratches on the bottom plate and another on the top plate and from what I can tell, just the flash cover is painted plastic. The rest is painted metal. I don't see why the K-3 should be any different that the K-5 Silver Ed. Looking at a picture of the specs where you can see the mag body then I'm sure almost all the shiny parts on the K-3 art metal.

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Just finished re-reading the first 6 1/2 pages. Pretty funny arguments about what Ricoh couldn't, wouldn't and shouldn't do considering what they just did. -;
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Just finished re-reading the first 6 1/2 pages. Pretty funny arguments about what Ricoh couldn't, wouldn't and shouldn't do considering what they just did. -;
Yep, it was pretty entertaining!
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I think you are misunderstanding. The point I was making is that only if both are painted can the metal and plastic parts have the same matched metallic look. Ergo, even the metal parts are painted rather than bare metal.

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My Pentax K-5 Silver has a couple of scratches on the bottom plate and another on the top plate and from what I can tell, just the flash cover is painted plastic. The rest is painted metal. I don't see why the K-3 should be any different that the K-5 Silver Ed. Looking at a picture of the specs where you can see the mag body then I'm sure almost all the shiny parts on the K-3 art metal.
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Someone said the K-3 Silver will only be sold with a grip? IMO the K-3 Silver would look better with a black grip.

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Someone said the K-3 Silver will only be sold with a grip? IMO the K-3 Silver would look better with a black grip.
It's a bundle; Limited Silver Edition K-3 comes with grip and a special leather strap.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
I think you are misunderstanding. The point I was making is that only if both are painted can the metal and plastic parts have the same matched metallic look. Ergo, even the metal parts are painted rather than bare metal.
Ok, I see what you are saying. I'm not sure what treatment does the magnesium goes thru to get that look, if it's actually paint or just some kind of finish look, but I have just scratched over a scratch (at the bottom plate) and it's shiny metal down there. The flash cover does have one small scratch and it looks like black plastic under the paint.
I'm trying to take picture of it.
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I'm disappointed that once again the silver option is a "limited edition" and that I'll have to buy a handgrip that I don't want to get it. If every other camera in the range is always available in multiple colours is it too much to ask that the top of the range is available in two colours? Why go to the bother of releasing your new HD limiteds in silver if there are only 2000 bodies to match them? I had hoped that this aspect of Pentax marketing would improve under Ricoh.
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It's a bundle; Limited Silver Edition K-3 comes with grip and a special leather strap.
Well I don't like the grip, but it's a bundle, so I have to think about that. On the other hand this energy absorber (probably the PRIME III) could use the extra power.
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Well I don't like the grip, but it's a bundle, so I have to think about that. On the other hand this energy absorber (probably the PRIME III) could use the extra power.
And if you use the FLU card, that Wi-Fi hotspot will need the extra juice.

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Well I don't like the grip, but it's a bundle, so I have to think about that. On the other hand this energy absorber (probably the PRIME III) could use the extra power.
The new processor is supposed to be twice as powerful, and to consume half the power than its predecessor...
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I'm disappointed that once again the silver option is a "limited edition" and that I'll have to buy a handgrip that I don't want to get it. If every other camera in the range is always available in multiple colours is it too much to ask that the top of the range is available in two colours? Why go to the bother of releasing your new HD limiteds in silver if there are only 2000 bodies to match them? I had hoped that this aspect of Pentax marketing would improve under Ricoh.
Because K-3 isn't the only body in the forthcoming lineup!
Note that this is the advanced enthusiast model — clearly stated in K-3 marketing material.
There is still a pro-body to come, and also another one, below the K-3, that will be two-toned as an outright option.

Additionally, K-3 in silver/black "limited option" may be limited just for now. If there's demand, who knows ...
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