Thursday, March 19, 2009

More Camera Notes

Last December, Pentax announced a white version of its entry-level K2000 SLR and two bundled lenses. The "very limited edition" model comes with white versions of the smc DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL and smc DA L 50-200mm F4-5.6 AL lenses.

In today’s highly competitive camera market, distinctive colors have proved a useful marketing tool, but this one – halfway between summer whites and Star Wars storm trooper chic – takes distinctive design to a whole new level.

I haven’t had a chance to play with the camera, but post it today because:

1) I got this offer via e-mail

2) I’m on vacation with my family and so looking for anything halfway worthwhile to post

3) You have to admit it does look very cool!


Joe Holmes said...

As my mother used to say, That's really going to show the dirt!

melange muse said...

SO cool! I want one!

Christopher Paquette said...

looks cool?... yes.

practical?.... no way! Mine would be scratched up and dirty in a week.

... and I hate to think that this could become a trend.... when will we start seeing hot pink SLR's? (*shudders*)

Anonymous said...

The Storm Trooper reference is spot on.

I would half expect its shutter to go 'pew pew'

Fredde Ahlstrom said...

Nice to see something that isn't black or silver like a weapon for once.

When I roam the streets with a special combo of a 1956's Rollei Flex 1956 and a 2008's Samsung NV30people actually smile at me and stopst to talk, so looks is very important.

stacy said...

storm trooper chic!


Anonymous said...

Funny, it reminds me more of my Revere Eye-Matic 127 camera. From 1958...

Unknown said...

um, yeah, I kind of want it :)