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11-02-2015, 05:19 AM - 1 Like   #16
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It really needs:

1. Those who made the most noise on PF about Pentax not having one to put their $ where their mouth is.
2. More buyers.
3. Less speculations and theory photography/camera designing.
4. More posting of photos taken with Pentax camera/lenses to show people that the users are no losers.
5. It needs to come out first.

11-02-2015, 09:33 AM   #17
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A lot of good photographers to shoot with it?
11-02-2015, 11:21 AM   #18
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
The 645D special edition was manually painted by a traditional process called urushi-e. A similarly made FF can only be a very limited edition, high price product; OTOH a gunmetal grey could very well serve as a "workhorse".
Thank you for the info. But isnt urushi-e only the japanese word for painting something with lacquers that are mixed with pigments?
(the other meaning would be painting on wood... ??)
To put it simple: Coated with some special colored lacquer?

IMHO they could just paint it like they paint the K-X0 series. they only would need a special primer for the metal...
I once painted a whole fender because i killed it when i reversed with my Hyundai. Result was pretty impressing....

Though, i think there would be other options to get an interesting red onto the ff body...
anodizing for instance...

BTW: many things made of magnesium alloy made for everyday use are colored and are not more expensive than others...either anodized or coated with some lacquer.
so i find the info on urushi-e somehow interesting but it doesn't make me see, that a colored cam should cost more than a black one.

At least we can buy a colored K-50... for 349 Dollars or so... and there are 120 color combinations available.
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From what I understand, urushi-e is far from an industrial-type painting process - more like a form of art. This is from the official announcement:
"Using the innovative lacquer techniques developed by Sakamoto Urushi Manufacturing Co., Ltd. of Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, PENTAX has made use of the traditional art of urushi (lacquer) for the exterior of the 645D Japan camera body. This exclusive lacquer finish not only gives the camera an elegant, exquisite appearance, but also enhances the camera’s durability. In order to create a sense of exclusiveness and a rich depth to the coating, the process requires a number of painstaking steps, such as pasting many different types of silver leaves on a black-lacquer base — as if creating a collage of torn paper — and applying an overcoat of paint in a rich Bordeaux-wine tone. This sophisticated, meticulously handcrafted lacquer technique using natural urushi and silver leaves means that each camera body will be slightly different, ensuring the camera will be a one-of-a-kind, unique possession for the photographer."
PENTAX 645D japan - Press Releases - RICOH IMAGING - European Hub Site

11-02-2015, 08:20 PM   #20
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wow.... sounds awesome - silver leaves.. :-o
11-03-2015, 03:46 AM   #21
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I can't imagine how expensive it would be. The glass cabinet in which you'd keep it, I mean
11-03-2015, 06:45 AM   #22
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What it needs is buyers
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
What it needs is buyers
And someone to show how damn good it is

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And someone to show how damn good it is
Is that someone you?
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Is that someone you?
Im one of them yes I'll get two as soon as its ready and done testing.
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Im one of them yes I'll get two as soon as its ready and done testing.
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