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Old Dec 18, 2008, 2:54 PM   #21
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If it helps selling why not, but I'll stay with black.


for those who want to be extravagant, the 2000 covered with swarowski crystals.


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I agree with Ronny, if this is successful, Pentax can make money, which hopefully will be turned around into the development of better performance and features in the upper level models. . . in addition to adding new Pentax users to the fold.

The cost of changing the color of the plastic castings is minimal, so nothing really lost if it bombs, which I don't think it will, being a limited edition.

I do agree with what seems to be the majority, and will stick to black, but I really think that especially at the entry level, this is a viable product.

I think that colors would be a mistake with the upper level cameras, even camo -- not too many out there who can afford a "specialty" camera -- imagine the reaction if shooting a wedding with a camo camera. . .:roll:

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Old Dec 18, 2008, 4:39 PM   #22
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The dog is perfect and Dawg, you're absolutely right, it would be some shade of brown or gray in only a few weeks time!

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Old Dec 18, 2008, 6:27 PM   #23
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I'll pass.

I think the white version is just a diversion for the fact that Pentax has nothing to offer at this time. I'd even say the K2000 as a model is Pentax's way of saying they're not going to have anything interesting for a bit longer. Although the K2000 does have some justification for its existence, I think it's kind of a stall.




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Old Dec 18, 2008, 8:15 PM   #24
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as long as it works and is value for money i dont care what colour it is

my old K1000 is bright blue (the black fleshings glue melted and they fell off and all i had was wide blue tape to put on it) with reflective red tape (handy at night in the bush after doing star trails photos, the tape pics up torch light without shining it directly on the camera, so i can find it easy ) and the camera still works, so i am happy

white would be cooler in summer, when it is too hot to hold the steering wheel of the car hot
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Old Dec 18, 2008, 10:48 PM   #25
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It would not be my thing. Color seems to be the rage this year in point and shoot cameras. I would prefer black and would not pay more for another color in any case.

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I am also a traditionalist, but I do like that camera in white, trendy without being gaudy.
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Old Dec 20, 2008, 1:54 PM   #27
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I think that colors would be a mistake with the upper level cameras, even camo -- not too many out there who can afford a "specialty" camera -- imagine the reaction if shooting a wedding with a camo camera. . .:roll:

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Well, there is always this option . . . . :idea: Where there is a will there is a way! :-)

http://store.made-products.com/produ...ra-armor-black
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Old Dec 20, 2008, 1:57 PM   #28
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I kind of like the white camera and lens, remember Canon's higher level lenses are white and look quite appealing.

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I think the reason for the white lenses has more to do with the fact that black absorbs heat, and black gear gets quite hot when sitting in the sun (bad for gear in general, and especially bad for lenses).

I started my photo career back in the mid-1960s when cameras could be bought in regular silver-gray/chrome finish, or for a premium, in "professional" black. My, how times have changed. Fashion! fashion! fashion! Quality of photographs has very little to do with it…

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I kind of like the white camera and lens, remember Canon's higher level lenses are white and look quite appealing.

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I think the reason for the white lenses has more to do with the fact that black absorbs heat, and black gear gets quite hot when sitting in the sun (bad for gear in general, and especially bad for lenses).*

I started my photo career back in the mid-1960s when cameras could be bought in regular silver-gray/chrome finish, or for a premium, in "professional" black.* My, how times have changed.* Fashion!* fashion!* fashion!* Quality of photographs has very little to do with it…***

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Wil has a good point, Olympus had a white version of the OM-4 back in the 1980s, it was designed for desert operations where the heat of the sun could cause problems. Personally I am not a fan of the colourful cameras, like the new Panasonic G1, but I like the white and I also like Pentax models in the chrome-like finish, they look much nicer than similar treatments from other manufacturers. My first Pentax DSLR was a Pentax DL in silver, my son now owns that one.

In short, I think I could own this camera.

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I thought maybe if I got used to it for a few days I could like it. But, it reminds me of Star Wars too much. A great movie, but I prefer a black camera.

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