View Full Version : The ultimate pimped (SLR) Pentax

23-09-2010, 10:17am

23-09-2010, 6:52pm
looks great, and i like the look of that 1.2 lens.

23-09-2010, 7:17pm
Now if only it came in a digital version ... :umm: :beer_mug:

23-09-2010, 8:32pm
You don't see many of them on fleabay. :rolleyes:


24-09-2010, 8:52am
looks great, and i like the look of that 1.2 lens.

Wouldn't mind getting my hands on one of those either!

24-09-2010, 7:59pm
G'day Matt + others

Them was the dayz when a camera was a work-of-art, the work of a craftsman/artisan
Nowadayz it's just a "consumer item" to be disposed of whenever ....

regards, Phil

24-09-2010, 8:41pm
850,000 Yen ... So the same price as a 645D !

08-10-2010, 4:12pm
think I will wait for the platinum version to come out:lol2:

16-11-2010, 10:14pm
Nice - not keen on the snake skin look though.

23-11-2010, 8:47pm
The LX is a beautiful thing. This one is just special!
Love to add one to my collection but they are too expen$ive for me when the come up on fleabay. :(

Big Red
25-11-2010, 9:40pm
would love one for my collection :cool:

i've got a clear see thru 110 which is about the only special camera i own.

26-11-2010, 6:34am
It's beautiful. Shane, are you BigRed off the overlander 4WD forum? And can I ask how you find the Kx - I have been considering one of these, among others.

26-11-2010, 7:09am
And can I ask how you find the Kx - I have been considering one of these, among others.
I love my K-x, Odille, but if I was spending the money today I would go to the K-5! I know it's roughly twice the price (new), and the K-x is being offered at ridiculous prices because it has been superceded by the K-r, but the benefits are enormous and you'd get roughly 5 times the camera for that extra money. I know, I know, I have a very bad case of GAS for the K-5 and you can blame Kym for that! :p

If money is the issue, though, the K-x is frighteningly good value for the price. :th3:

21-01-2011, 3:11pm
The leather used on that gorgeous camera is actually crocodile or alligator skin (or a leather embossed to look like it), and not snake or lizard.
Perhaps they were done in real skin, which is why they couldn't import them into the USA.

Unless looked after really well, which means no touching or rubbing, the gold plating would have gone dull and worn off by now.

Gorgeous thing it is though.
Would you use one?

I think it's something you put on the shelf and admire for many years.

Back in the old days, many SLR's were available with 50mm F1.2 and F1.4 lenses as standard (I had a Canon FT QL with the 50mm F1.4 back then), and Canon had a viewfinder camera back in the late 60's that had a 0.95 lens!
Speedy Gonzales eat your heart out!

21-01-2011, 4:48pm
i like the look of that 1.2 lens.

The pentax SMCP 50mm f/1.2 is a surprisingly good lens considering it's vintage, out of my 170+ 50mm lens collection, it's the super-speed 50 I find myself reaching for 98% of the time when I am working with an SLR.