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03-05-2015, 08:00 AM   #16
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I better keep my gold plated SV under wraps!
Else, the camera and I might get 'egged'!

My understanding about the gold plated cameras, and other 'Special Editions', is the Manufacturer produced them to "celebrate" some particular MileStone.
For Instance:
50th year in business
1,000,000th unit in production
25th anniversary of a favorite camera model
"Camera Of The Year" award

And the public, me included, is willing to buy and keep them as rare-ish "Collectables".

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QuoteOriginally posted by tvdtvdtvd Quote
The fact that they were packaged with a pair of white gloves, lest one blemish it's opulence with a fingerprint, pretty much implied these were to be squirreled away as collectables rather than used as precision tools.
You don't wear white gloves when you use your LX . . .

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If the bling'ed LX is a little rich for your blood, you could always just apply some abuse to a K1000...

This is what it looks like with the chrome stripped off.

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I bet all of those Gold Pentax LX's have sticky mirror syndrome by now.

I suppose we could ask Eric H if he's ever done a CLA on one...

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Looks familiar...

04-25-2015, 08:45 AM   #21
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QuoteOriginally posted by John Shriver Quote
I bet all of those Gold Pentax LX's have sticky mirror syndrome by now.

I suppose we could ask Eric H if he's ever done a CLA on one...
I bet anyone that has a LX Gold has never shot a roll of film through the camera!

These are display items and will never get used.

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One of my LXs was covered in dark blue leather by the previous owner. Really looks pretty good, not at all garish. I should get some leather to match to re-cover the winder. And yes, I do use the camera!

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