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02-26-2009, 04:25 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bophoto Quote

Black is bad, hot in summertime, but perhaps cool for 30 years ago. Metal to hold on is bad, hot in summer and cold in winter.
Nah, the color of a body really doesn't matter unless maybe you're standing still in extreme hot conditions. Makes sense for a big lens that might be sitting out on a tripod, but for the most part, it's just not a concern. If the camera would cook cause of the color, it shouldn't be sitting exposed.

The real reason for the silver finish on old cameras is cause it was chrome on metal and would wear like iron and stay looking nice, at the expense of being more conspicuous and a bit heavier.

Really does tend to just look cheap when they fake it on a plastic camera, though. (That K200 there doesn't look half bad with the silver lens on there, though) Some cameras look pretty nice in silver, though, come down to a choice, I'd prefer basic black or something similarly not-attention-grabbing. (I do rather like some of the Voigtlander RFs in olive or grey, and I bet a khaki/sand colored camera could look pretty neat, if you were worried about the sun.

02-26-2009, 05:23 PM   #32
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QuoteOriginally posted by Buddha Jones Quote
I thought the white one was more of a 'WOW' product than anything else, hence its limited production run. Now if Pentax was serious and made colored armor skins for different applications like different types of camo for wilderness environments and white for snowy areas, then yeah, I'd be more likely to buy that, but that is just speaking for me. A super small DSLR in silver on the other hand, now that is more practical to me as it would look like a Fuji zoom or any other advnaced P&S, but I can take the lens off. Now that would be hawt.
I'd pay $20-$40 for a set of "snow camo" colored camera armor for my K200D in a heartbeat...
or even white just to give it a different look now and then. Something to stand out a bit...

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