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02-26-2021, 12:57 AM   #16
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Silver and black/red/gold are amazing...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Frogdog Quote
Was the K-30 designed in partnership with J Limited? Or are they insinuating in that first video that these designs draw from the design of the K-30?
One of Ricoh designers responsible for K-30 exterior design(that I find one of most underrated and ahead of its time designs), made a custom tuneup of KP exterior looks for himself, that is very near in looks for J Limited final product except the colors. He is probably now a part of team if not the sole designer that made those concepts for K-1II to be produced ad J Limiteds.
02-26-2021, 02:21 AM   #18
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QuoteOriginally posted by Reed Quote
One of Ricoh designers responsible for K-30 exterior design(that I find one of most underrated and ahead of its time designs), made a custom tuneup of KP exterior looks for himself, that is very near in looks for J Limited final product except the colors. He is probably now a part of team if not the sole designer that made those concepts for K-1II to be produced ad J Limiteds.
Indeed, that's TKO, the guy) behind the exterior design of the K-30 and the J Limited venture.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
There are two nested custom tops and both are removable.
You know, with both tops removed the camera starts looking interesting...

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
Indeed, that's TKO, the guy) behind the exterior design of the K-30 and the J Limited venture.

Interesting! Thanks for the background. I bought a K-30 on eBay this year thinking it was pretty ugly looking, but have really come around to appreciating the look and it's ergonomics.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Frogdog Quote
Interesting! Thanks for the background. I bought a K-30 on eBay this year thinking it was pretty ugly looking, but have really come around to appreciating the look and it's ergonomics.
My understanding is it will only be released for the Japanese market.
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While I admit I don't find these custom K1 appealing to my taste, I think it's marketing genius from Ricoh. On DPReview these, a small brand like Pentax gets as many as half the amount of comments that more popular brands get. Who said Pentax marketing isn't good?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bonner04 Quote
My understanding is it will only be released for the Japanese market.
I read this Information, too.

02-28-2021, 03:26 AM   #24
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QuoteOriginally posted by FozzFoster Quote
Ya'll see this?
One video hasn't been posted in the main thread:
All three FA Limiteds to be updated + K-1 Mark II J-Limited 01 - Page 3 - PentaxForums.com
02-28-2021, 10:34 AM   #25
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bonner04 Quote
My understanding is it will only be released for the Japanese market.
but Japanese merchants sometimes sell through eBay - perhaps Amazon {I got my "Q" '01 lens from a Japanese merchant, when I couldn't get it from a US source} -
so perhaps you can get it ,,,,,, but it won't be inexpensive.
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
but Japanese merchants sometimes sell through eBay - perhaps Amazon {I got my "Q" '01 lens from a Japanese merchant, when I couldn't get it from a US source} -
so perhaps you can get it ,,,,,, but it won't be inexpensive.
I have seen new KP-J on eBay. You wouldn't get any warranty but if you really wanted the camera..... They were about 50% more than the standard KP
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For 3300+ , I wouldn’t consider .... but the black and viridian versions are super fun. This Japan -only thing is a bit annoying I think...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
There are two nested custom tops and both are removable.
I rather like the inbetween one. Would be nice if one could buy that seperately.
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It makes me wonder if they do plan to have a replacement soon for K1 II. Maybe not. Not so keen on spending > $ 3300+ for soon to be replaced model, no matter how cool looking. Based on previous limited edition level, I doubt it will increase in value let along holding where it's at. At the end of the day it does take the same quality pictures. I wish they come with a version where it does not have the Pentax logo on the forehead.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Fontan Quote
It makes me wonder if they do plan to have a replacement soon for K1 II. Maybe not. Not so keen on spending > $ 3300+ for soon to be replaced model, no matter how cool looking.
Collectors are willing to pay for a uniquely attired model.
They pay for looks, not for function, but that will always be the issue.
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