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02-22-2016, 07:38 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Silver Edition K-3II

From the Ricoh Web Site

2016.02.23
PENTAX K-3 II Silver Edition A special-edition, silver-color K-mount digital SLR camera, to be marketed in a limited quantity of 500 units worldwide

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Well, that's not bad !
K-1 gunmetal and silver in sight for next year...
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"The PENTAX K-3 II Silver Edition camera will be available in late spring 2016 online exclusively at Ricoh Imaging Americas Corporation for a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $999.95."

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Sooo... they painted the top and bottom caps of an otherwise typical K-3 II silver.. make only 500 copies... and charge 220 dollars more? Alrighty then.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Zygonyx Quote
Well, that's not bad !
K-1 gunmetal and silver in sight for next year...
Yeah!! I hope so too, especially the gunmetal K-1!
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Sooo... they painted the top and bottom caps of an otherwise typical K-3 II silver.. make only 500 copies... and charge 220 dollars more? Alrighty then.
I really like the appearance of this one - reminds me of when I first bought Pentax, and gets away from the all-black T-90 style - but I've never paid even $100 for appearance.
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
I really like the appearance of this one - reminds me of when I first bought Pentax, and gets away from the all-black T-90 style - but I've never paid even $100 for appearance.
Well.. I suppose beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I wouldn't pay 100 for appearance either... unless the camera came stock in bright yellow, orange, or hot pink.. then I'd pay 100 to have it in black. Stealth mode.

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That actually would be an interesting idea.. sell the camera in an undesired color, then charge extra for it in black.

Almost like taking a food, pumping it with artificial ingredients, later removing the artificial ingredients, calling it healthy and charging 20% more. Brilliant salesmanship!

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Looks pretty much like the K-3 Silver Edition... except it looks like it's lacking a corresponding silver grip.
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K-1 Silver next?

The silver makes sense when out in the hot sun for prolonged periods, I guess.
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Exactly
And for sure K-1 will come in silver.
Gunmetal didn't seem to be so successfull, so we cannot be sure they will retry.
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Actually I believe that black is better from a photographers point of view...the black body absorbs light, the subject won't squint, or relaxes their facial expressions.
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K-1 Silver next?
I hope so. I don't care about the "limited" aspect on digital, but I like using a silver camera. It's funny how serious cameras are denoted to being black but everything from professional tools to cars to whatever can be all sorts of colours.....
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Actually I believe that black is better from a photographers point of view...the black body absorbs light, the subject won't squint, or relaxes their facial expressions.
Well, silver can act like a reflective panel to open up shadows...
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I hope so. I don't care about the "limited" aspect on digital, but I like using a silver camera. It's funny how serious cameras are denoted to being black but everything from professional tools to cars to whatever can be all sorts of colours.....
Like Hitachi green fluo power tools?
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