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08-10-2019, 03:09 AM   #1
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Pentax KP vs Pentax KPJ?

What are the main differences between the two models other than the model name, and the body color?
1. Pentax KP
2. Pentax KPJ LIMITED

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They are same except for cosmetics.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Zooland Quote
What are the main differences between the two models other than the model name, and the body color?
1. Pentax KP
2. Pentax KPJ LIMITED

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- a custom wood grip made by Miraku Techno wood (in red or sumi black, respectively)
- a lens mount made of Citizen's Diamond Like Carbon, which gives a unique look and adds durability
- a custom top cover and metal hotshoe mount (in black or navy, respectively)
- a landscape shooting preset in U5 inspired by photographer Kazutoshi Yoshimura

Please refer to the following article:
Pentax KP J Limited Announced - Pentax Announcements | PentaxForums.com
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What’s a U5?

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What’s a U5?
User 5 setting of the multiple User settings on the camera
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- a landscape shooting preset in U5 inspired by photographer Kazutoshi Yoshimura PentaxForums.com[/url]
Does anyone know what these special landscape settings are? Just curious.
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No explanations anywhere that I can find. Great photographer tho.
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The finger notch in that "J" grip seems like it could be a good idea. Why not sell the grip separately or one like it to fit onto a standard KP?

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Just looks ! Ohhh.....and lets not forget.....a "Secret Decoder Ring" on User 5 !
It amounts to about a $800 increase for Lipstick and Eye Shadow for the KP.

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QuoteOriginally posted by mikesbike Quote
The finger notch in that "J" grip seems like it could be a good idea. Why not sell the grip separately or one like it to fit onto a standard KP?
Because everyone would have half a J model !
Sorry Im so sarcastic , but this just really "Puts Me Off" while we are all waiting for a New APSc Flagship and the KP gets a Limited Edition Facelift

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ronald Oakes Quote
Just looks ! Ohhh.....and lets not forget.....a "Secret Decoder Ring" on User 5 !
It amounts to about a $800 increase for Lipstick and Eye Shadow for the KP.

Because everyone would have half a J model !
Sorry Im so sarcastic , but this just really "Puts Me Off" while we are all waiting for a New APSc Flagship and the KP gets a Limited Edition Facelift
The design work was done by another company, so there is no reason to think it has caused additional delay in the K-3ii replacement.
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Anyone know the weight of the KPJ with the cover and grip?
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I don't know much about their differences except for extra plastic cover on top of the prism and the wooden grips. I like the way the original KP. It looks like an 80s cam. If I'll have some cash I'll buy 3 original KPs. One for my son, one for my daughter and the other one will be ahem for yours truly. If my wife will ask me why I bought one for myself I'll tell her I punched for 2 units but they delivered 3. So now I have to pay for all of them. If she asks me to return it, I'll say that the freight cost is too much so I'd better keep it. I'm sure she won't believe my story anyway.
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