View Full Version : Silver K-5, WG-1(GPS), and 3 Limited lenses in Silver

08-02-2011, 10:20am
From Yvon...

Silver K-5 and three prime lenses that will be available in silver include:
• smc PENTAX-DA 21mm F3.2 AL Limited Silver
• smc PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited Silver
• smc PENTAX-DA 70mm F2.4 Limited Silver


Optio WG1 + GPS

Pictures: http://www.pentaximaging.com/press/pressfiles.html

08-02-2011, 11:22am
Being a limited edition will make it appeal to some people.

I've looked at the images and it does not appeal to me. I'm probably a boring old fart, but I still prefer plain black cameras.

08-02-2011, 9:23pm
Looks like Canon are play copy cat with coloured entry level gear (K-x, K-r) http://www.canon.com.au/en-AU/About-Canon/News-Events/News-Press-Releases/EOS-1100D

09-02-2011, 12:31pm
Thanks Kym,

I like the silver K-5 and will look for 1 when/if I upgrade to a K-5.

I didn't know about the DA limited's were coming out in silver and I like the look but the 15mm and 35mm are the ones I want to get.

21-02-2011, 2:27pm
The silver K5 looks very old world to me, but then again, I am old!
In the olden days, all cameras were silver with black trim, and it was only in the late 60's that all black cameras started to appear, and were considered to have a "professional" look.
Personally, I think it looks OK in the photos, but i'd like to see it in the flesh.

I bought a K-x in white, so I do like coloured cameras, as long as the colours aren't ridiculous.
I believe that when the K-x was released in Japan, the wild colours they offered over there sold like crazy.
They got lots of colours and colour combinations that we didn't get, thankfully.
Anyone for a pink camera with yellow trims?

27-02-2011, 5:15pm
It looks a lot like my very first DSLR, the Canon 300D