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02-21-2010, 10:18 PM   #16
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I'm not a silver freak but this camera looks good. Proper old-fashoned camera lust.

Thumbs-up from me! Don't these things normally retail pretty near to the introduction price for the 'unlimited' model?

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I am hoping for the Golden Section focus screen to be available for the regular k7
Yep, IWANT that screen
02-21-2010, 11:15 PM   #18
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Why even make the camera limited edition? I bet it would sell just fine and its not like Pentax doesn't need the money.
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That focusing screen reflected in the mirror?

Pure sex, that.

But I have noticed the golden section has always been there with the Pentax digital focusing screens - the corners of the inner bracket are the golden section.

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QuoteOriginally posted by lithos Quote
That focusing screen reflected in the mirror?

Pure sex, that.

But I have noticed the golden section has always been there with the Pentax digital focusing screens - the corners of the inner bracket are the golden section.
I am being picky but the screen is divided into the Rule of Thirds. It exactly matches my Katz Eye Rule of Thirds screen markings.

Golden Rectangle intersections would be a bit closer to the middle as stated in several photographic web pages.

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I WANT SUCH focus screen in new cameras!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reminds me of my LX2000- definitely getting one of these K-7's for the collection!

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The most important thing

Apart from looking cool, the K-7 limited signifies something else.

K10D GP edition was in a way a signal that the K20D was not far away.
The K20D titanium edition was available not too far from the K-7
The K-7 limited edition signifies what?

Maybee nothing.

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Me want this badly!!!
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Yep, IWANT that screen
So do I !!!

I hope there will be a "titanium" edition for the out of Japan...
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if read the specs:

"The LCD monitor on the camera’s back panel is protected with a reinforced glass plate, which is highly shock- and scratch-resistant. This protective plate makes the K-7 Limited Silver even more durable and dependable than the original K-7, especially under demanding shooting conditions. Thanks to this extra protection, the photographer can concentrate on picture-taking in challenging outdoor assignments. :
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Just compare: silver vs black... I think silver just looks so much nicer...

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Is the "silver" of it the raw magalloy, without the black coating/paint/PVD/whatever or is it just plastic or silver paint?
02-22-2010, 07:38 AM   #29
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Anybody remember the Dr. Suess story about the Star-bellied Sneetches? They think they are better than the non-star-bellied Sneetches and the non-star-bellied Sneetches buy into this concept. So one day a entrepreneur comes to town with a machine that will put stars on the bellies of those without and they line up and pay. The star-bellied Sneetches are sad that their distinctive look no longer exists, until the entrepreneur offers to remove their stars for a fee.

Silver & Black SLRs vs All-Black SLRs vs Silver & Black SLRs is the photographic equivalent, apparently.
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If only they had these available at release.... I'd already own one! damnit. At least I can justify that second body now.
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