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08-01-2011, 11:04 PM   #1
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Pentax in silver

I am new to Pentax, there are couple things really confuse me.

1. I tried to google it out, but didn't really find answers for my question. It seems like price of all used silver cameras/lenses are higher than the black one. Are they price differently when they first came out? Is it really worth the premium? How often Pentax make silver camera/lens? Or how many batch they make (etc. silver K-5, they made 1 batch already, are they going to make more??)


2. Does the serial number of Pentax product reveal it's production date or location? If yes, how/where do I find out?

08-02-2011, 12:11 AM   #2
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The silver FA Limited lenses were priced identically when I got mine, but I notice that second-hand and some new ones (advertised individually) tend to be priced above the black ones now. I don't know about the silver DA Limiteds.

The silver Pentax DSLRs were always special editions and sold new at a premium above the regular (black) cameras.
08-02-2011, 01:27 AM   #3
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Don't expext a second batch of K-5 Silver. Maybe in future that Ricoh will look different at it, but then we are talking about the successor for K-5.

On the price: http://cgi.ebay.nl/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=130531605063&clk_rvr_id=252140428260

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08-02-2011, 03:23 PM   #4
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1. Silver paint does wonders for a lens.
2. No. It's a mystery.

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