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Pentax K-1 Mark II styling, awesome or ugly?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: February 26, 2021 01:32PM
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K-1 Mark II styling is




The silver one looks sharp IMHO.




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In addition to updating its roadmap, Pentax/Ricoh also announced that the K-1 Mark II would get a visual update in the form of four new colors: Black & Gold, Viridian, Scarlet Rouge, and LX75 Metallic. The K-1 Mark II J Limited 01 DSLRs are thus far only announced for Japan (the previous J Limited version was also only available in Japan) and feature eye-catching recolors of the camera that was originally announced in 2018 and released in the Spring of that year.









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Re: Pentax K-1 Mark II styling, awesome or ugly?
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: February 26, 2021 01:42PM
Ugly is too good a word for that monstrosity! smiley-talk034



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Re: Pentax K-1 Mark II styling, awesome or ugly?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: February 26, 2021 01:51PM




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Re: Pentax K-1 Mark II styling, awesome or ugly?
Posted by: hal
Date: February 26, 2021 02:02PM
As I was clicking on the link, I was thinking, 'really... who cares what a camera LOOKS like... what a stupid question...'

then I saw those ugly fricken cameras :-)

...but if it had the specs I wanted at a price I liked, I'd buy it. I really don't care what a came4ra looks like, but those are UGLY!



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Re: Pentax K-1 Mark II styling, awesome or ugly?
Posted by: vision63
Date: February 26, 2021 02:09PM
Looks cool to me. Camera
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Re: Pentax K-1 Mark II styling, awesome or ugly?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: February 26, 2021 03:09PM
The Japanese car industry went through an extended phase of Transformer toy styling that just recently seemed to abate. Perhaps the camera designers have taken up that mantle.
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Re: Pentax K-1 Mark II styling, awesome or ugly?
Posted by: hal
Date: February 26, 2021 03:20PM
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mrbigstuff
The Japanese car industry went through an extended phase of Transformer toy styling that just recently seemed to abate. Perhaps the camera designers have taken up that mantle.

90's boomboxes and PC cases were the best examples of this design craze...

I remember long ago, a guy here use to post about stylish, sexy PC cases (and why wasn't apple making stylish stuff like this) that were so damned ugly, it took us all a while to realize that he was being serious.
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Re: Pentax K-1 Mark II styling, awesome or ugly?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: February 26, 2021 03:22PM
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vision63
Looks cool to me. Camera

Some colors don’t work for me but the silver one looks snazzy. The red one is growing ion me.



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Re: Pentax K-1 Mark II styling, awesome or ugly?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: February 26, 2021 06:59PM
I welcome, and embrace our crimson photomic overlords.
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Re: Pentax K-1 Mark II styling, awesome or ugly?
Posted by: space-time
Date: February 26, 2021 08:45PM
I guess I could use load the color film in the Red one and the B&W film in the Silver one. Easy to remember.
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Re: Pentax K-1 Mark II styling, awesome or ugly?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: February 26, 2021 08:48PM
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Buzz
I welcome, and embrace our crimson photomic overlords.
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As we all should.



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Re: Pentax K-1 Mark II styling, awesome or ugly?
Posted by: deckeda
Date: February 26, 2021 08:55PM
I think the shiny plastic at the bottom of the grip is ugly, followed by the versions that have all that shiny plastic up top.

The inclusion of the Asahi Optical Company logo is kind neat, if weirdly irrelevant. I just received my first AOCc product, a set of 3 bellows extenders (M42) for my slide- and neg-copying project.
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Re: Pentax K-1 Mark II styling, awesome or ugly?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: February 26, 2021 09:40PM
They may be going out of fashion but this is one of the coolest looking pentaprisms I have seen.



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Re: Pentax K-1 Mark II styling, awesome or ugly?
Posted by: vision63
Date: February 26, 2021 10:37PM
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pRICE cUBE
They may be going out of fashion but this is one of the coolest looking pentaprisms I have seen.

We need to give Pentax a hand for keeping it pushing. Fighting to stay relevant. They could have folded long ago.
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Re: Pentax K-1 Mark II styling, awesome or ugly?
Posted by: deckeda
Date: February 26, 2021 10:52PM
The Mark I is 5 years old and still bad ass. I like what Pentax does; for a time they were selling a $500 upgrade service if you wanted Mark II features, and along with the fancy colors today also released a road map for lenses that retain film model comparability.
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Re: Pentax K-1 Mark II styling, awesome or ugly?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 27, 2021 09:32AM
I kind of dig 'em, certainly not hating at all.

I especially like the red, looking very much like some accessory designed by Tony Stark.





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Re: Pentax K-1 Mark II styling, awesome or ugly?
Posted by: pqrst
Date: February 27, 2021 12:14PM
I agree with giving Pentax a thumbs up for staying in the game. I suspect that this color thing is for the Japanese domestic market. Where sales of stand-alone cameras is still pretty strong and where having kawaii appeal is important.
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Re: Pentax K-1 Mark II styling, awesome or ugly?
Posted by: Z
Date: February 27, 2021 01:38PM
The prior J limited model of the KP has grown on me.

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