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03-24-2009, 04:35 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by falconeye Quote
Yeah. Have one of those silver *istDS and still love its look.

This titanium K20D is the first body ever since which applies the same design pattern to go silver (as silver *istDS). By design pattern, I mean which body parts exactly become silver and which ones stay black.

E.g., the black part on the left hand side is unique for silver *istDS and titanium K20D.

I assume this is the reason why silver *istDS and titanium K20D are considered beautiful by most people whereas silver K200D is considered ugly by many.
Oh no! The back is all silver. A blinding sun could lead to a blinding cam.





I was hoping it was just like the silver DS



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QuoteOriginally posted by quarc Quote
Who would buy a K20 in October if the L10 (K30) has been launched? I guess some would, we don't know much of the next camera yet. Maybe it could be interpreted as there will be no new top end model before October, or it confirms that the new model is completely different. Or possibly they are going to make the last 1000 cameras in this way, then stop making them? I would love to have one though.
Pentax Z1 75years (white or silver) came out after Z1P already were out in shops, so...

Titan K20 looks nice but at that time we have a better camera to buy...
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I quite like the silver K20D, when I first heard about this I thought it was going to be really cheap and nasty like the silver K200D.

Wouldn't want one though, black is still better looking.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Matjazz Quote
Oh no! The back is all silver.
How could they screw it up? They saw the successful *istDS design pattern and still missed to apply it properly? The good designers must have been part of the workforce having been laid off, I fear

So, I am all in love with my *istDS again

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Cash Quote
There's no accounting for taste.

It strikes me as a hideously ugly monstrosity and an absolute mockery of what a camera ought to look like. I wouldn't take it to a dog fight.
Ha, ha, I refer to a post by our Pentax guru here in Singapore, frank.

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Anyway chrome film cameras were pretty common in the past.
Bottomline, chrome or silver or titan can look pretty cool.
We all need to have an open mind.

Even the olive green Pentax K-m can look good when mated to a green lens like the Sigma 400mm f/5.6 that I had:

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QuoteOriginally posted by Bophoto Quote
Pentax Z1 75years (white or silver) came out after Z1P already were out in shops, so...
Anybody said anniversairy silver Pentax?

Pentax LX 2000 Limited + 50mm f/1.2 Special NEW

Bargain: Only US$ 5,500.-
EBay item #190272905900 ebay

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QuoteOriginally posted by creampuff Quote

Anyway chrome film cameras were pretty common in the past.
I have nothing against chrome/silver cameras; I own several. DSLRs in general are ugly to begin with and the silver K20D is egregiously so.
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QuoteOriginally posted by soccerjoe5 Quote
My goodness that's one good looking camera. Silver FA Limiteds on it please
I bet they will even release silver versions of the DA limiteds for the helpless LBA victims here!


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Don't like it all that much, IMO.
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What I don't get is why they call it titanium, titanium has a purplish tinge to it, this is straight silver, closer to aluminum.
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What I don't get is why they call it titanium, titanium has a purplish tinge to it, this is straight silver, closer to aluminum.
Because most people don't know what you know, and they'll believe just about everything they see in an advertisement.
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I guess it's all personal preference. Some like the silver one, some like it all in black.

For me, I really love those silver/chrome cameras. Had a silver MZ-S before, sold it for a black LX (can't afford a silver LX anyway). Kinda regret, so I just bought it back

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^^
that's hawtness, but still like the black set better
if only they made the silver part of the SLR out of metal
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Its nice, but will it come to the US? The silver K200D didn't.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Venturi Quote
The Cylon jokes can't be too long coming I'm sure given the Storm Trooper jokes on the White Km/K2000...

But I gotta admit that is Dead Sexy.
That scheme is exactly what I want but make the color dark red OR dark green (almost black, in both cases)! Pleaseeeeee Pentax...

Buy...heartbeat...yes

(Can't even make sentences just thinking about a red or green cam )

The green K-m is meh...I'd probably own one. Then again, I like color. JUST black and JUST silver are boring...
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