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07-22-2016, 04:25 AM   #1
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Silver finish durability?

I have never owned a silver Pentax DSLR and wondered how the finish holds up over time..I'm rough on my cameras. Any experiences?

Also are there any good quality aftermarket batteries for the K-70? I only have Pentax batteries for my K-5 IIs but would consider some cheaper alternatives should I get a K-70 for work.

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07-22-2016, 05:53 AM   #2
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Since the K-70 is not actually out yet it is hard to say, but I would guess the has some type of a silver coating since it is not aluminum. My red K-50 has a couple of tiny places where the red has worn away, only noticeable on close inspection.
Since Pentax has been using this same battery since the Kr, there are lots of aftermarket batteries available. I have a Pearstone from B&H that was good for about three years before starting to wear out. I don't recommend Power 2000, they don't last as long as the original. Hopefully you'll get some more responses here because there are so many brands, and prices are all over. I wish the K-70 could use the AAs, but that space must have been taken for something else.
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I had a white K-x and then a white K-30 that saw a ton of use, but the paint has never worn anywhere that I noticed. I supposed it could probably be gouged, but as far as just wearing away from lots of use or getting easily scratched, I've never had any problems with that.
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it really depends. I'd say under general use the silver finishes look less worn than their black counterparts. But I've seen many old FA silver lenses that don't wear well. I imagine they're using better coating now than back then

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On the Batteries I never use PENTAX Branded ones. I have Used DSTE that are very inexpensive and never really had a problem. So......do as You wish....But for me its DSTE All the way !
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Is it painted or is the plastic silver all the way through?
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QuoteOriginally posted by pentax360 Quote
Is it painted or is the plastic silver all the way through?
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That definitely won't last as well then (not that it's not good enough),
you can scratch black plastic and it'll still look like black plastic, but if you scratch paint whatever is under it will show through.

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QuoteOriginally posted by pentax360 Quote
That definitely won't last as well then (not that it's not good enough),
you can scratch black plastic and it'll still look like black plastic, but if you scratch paint whatever is under it will show through.
Even my metal Super Program had areas where paint was worn off. I can live with that. I like the silver / black combination much much more than the T-90 stealth look that has become so routine.

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QuoteOriginally posted by pentax360 Quote
That definitely won't last as well then (not that it's not good enough),
you can scratch black plastic and it'll still look like black plastic, but if you scratch paint whatever is under it will show through.
Aren't the limited lenses painted? I think in general nothing is going to look good scratched. Anyway, my white K-x and K-30 were both painted, and I never had any problems even after years of extensive use. Probably not something to really worry about.
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I wanted the silver to wear off my MX-1 to reveal the brass. No such luck.
Some folks took to theirs with fine wirewool.. lol
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My red K-30 has been through some stuff (including a deep gouge in the LCD) and has some chipped paint to prove it. My white K-x is doing just fine, basically spotless. YMMV.
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