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03-03-2015, 08:20 PM   #1
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Pentax LX Gold on eBay $4350

Pentax LX - Gold ($4350)

I've never seen camera like this.

03-03-2015, 08:47 PM   #2
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Yep they show up ever year or so.

There was also a titanium version of the LX.

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Glittery isn't it - > Pentax LX Special GOLD Edition, 1981 - Prelude
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Am I the only one viewing this camera to think "What a shame, no one ever used it and now the era of film has passed. That lovely camera and lens just sat on the sidelines with no one ever using it..."

Just a waste.

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Ugh, those gold LX's are atrocious. I cringe every time I see one and hope to never again see the Pentax
name associated such tacky bling. Please, a Hello Kitty 645Z before another Robin Leach model.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tvdtvdtvd Quote
Ugh, those gold LX's are atrocious. I cringe every time I see one and hope to never again see the Pentax
name associated such tacky bling. Please, a Hello Kitty 645Z before another Robin Leach model.
To be clear when I said Lovely I was talking only about the function not the cosmetics... it is garish. I like the plain black LX much better.
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I do agree it's a shame the gold versions were probably never used. 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. Super mega hipster
coolness points for anyone seen chest deep in a swamp with one of these cameras.
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Pimp my ride?

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I think the titanium ones look nice though.
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Business must have been good . . .

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Leica made gold "Lexus" models by the early 1930s, but in very low numbers. Only 4 of the model II Leica Lexus were made, and when one comes up for sale in recent times would be over $1M.
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In the photos, the lens cap looks disappointingly blingless compared to the camera. No strap? No matching snake skin print Speedo accessory?
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QuoteOriginally posted by gofour3 Quote
Yep they show up ever year or so.
I believe the seller has offered this one multiple times in the past with no takers.


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Pentax Sheik Edition, it's obvious. I agree with one of the members here, it's a shame it wasn't used, but whoever had it was probably too embarrassed to whip it out
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