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05-10-2009, 03:49 AM   #16
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It's true, people believe that heavy is better... I remember the first IBM PC's and AT's, they had a thicker grade base chassis so people could feel the weight/quality.

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QuoteOriginally posted by NewRsoul Quote
It's true, people believe that heavy is better... I remember the first IBM PC's and AT's, they had a thicker grade base chassis so people could feel the weight/quality.
Hmm, I was surprised to hear that from somebody from Britain, I thought this was an american idea.
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I have an ibm m keyboard thats 20 years old which is incredibly heavy with a metal plate for stability. It is absolutely beautiful to type on, it feels like its built for working on and built to last.

However I don't carry it around, and with a camera, I would like it as light as possible within reason.
Up to 750g including battery and lens would be very acceptable to me. Magnesium is lighter than a steel chassis no?
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A recent post elsewhere mentions a Magnesium alloy exterior

外装…マグネシウム合金

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It aint heavy

It ain't heavy
Its my half plastic/metal brother.
Someone made a song about it.
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this guy says its a metal body:

Re: Roland: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

and he also talks about the weight in this post:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1036&message=31814386
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QuoteOriginally posted by PNTXFTW12 Quote
this guy says its a metal body:

Re: Roland: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

and he also talks about the weight in this post:

Re: Roland: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review
I think he says it has a metal chassis.
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he-he
there are true answers here...

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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
he-he
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670grams Body only, no card or battery.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
I think he says it has a metal chassis.
QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
he-he
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Woah, they are bringing back the Pentax on a monopod as it's own anti-theft billy club?
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I think it will be 700 grams. As it likely will be metal (magnesium, not titanium), and sealed. But what is more important to me is size specifications, you can always couple it with a pancake prime and have a light package. Sounds great how it would have a somewhat large grip, but can also be very sleek with just the body.
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Pentax K7 weight

Without battery or removable memory: 22.9 oz
Loaded and ready: 26.5 oz
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I prefer the K-7 light. like a fellow poster said, it gets really heavy and unbearable/tiring to hold a camera or having one strapped around your necks for longer periods. if you need an added weight, you can always put a grip and a heavy lens on it. there's your heavy gear.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bstein1 Quote
Without battery or removable memory: 22.9 oz
Loaded and ready: 26.5 oz
Congrats on the first post, but you do realise the question is five months old, right?
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I never have been on any type of site like this before, so I thought I'd try it.
With helpful people like yourself this might be fun and informative.
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