PENTAX K-30 color choice ( a POLL)

Discussion in 'Pentax DSLR Forum' started by Luke, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I've never owned a camera other than black or silver and black, but I must say that the 2 additional color choices in North America for the Pentax are both equally lovely. So assume for a moment that you were buying the camera....which would you choose.......

    K-30 by Lukinosity, on Flickr

    you can see more photos of it and read a hands-on review here....... Pentax K-30 Camera - Hands-On Preview

    so what'll it be...... black, blue or white?
     
  2. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    I always go with the black, thinking that it is more stealthy, but someone here or mu-43 made the point that a colorful camera actually looks more unassuming (i.e., more casual/consumer, less pro). Hmmmm.... okay, I'm voting for stormtrooper white/black!
     
  3. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Kyle, when I see black DSLR, I figure it's either a nosy photographer or a soccer mom.......50/50. Colored camera = n00b.....definitely less pro....which explains my leanings.....LOL.
     
  4. nikki

    nikki SC Top Veteran

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    Sep 12, 2011
    Dublin ,Ireland
    I quite like the white but for a reselling point of view I think it would be harder to sell. I use to have a silver canon 300d - I loved that camera! :smile:
     
  5. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Wait, outside of cosmetics, wouldn't there be some advantage for a white camera, keeping the camera temperature down in the summer... :cool:

    :biggrin: I need something is blaze orange then!
     
  6. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    If you're going to be walking through Wisconsin fields in hunting season looking for abandoned farmhouses, you SHOULD have a blaze orange one!
     
  7. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Black for me even though I love that blue, just because I'm really conservative
     
  8. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Blue and black make a great color combination - and not just for bruises.:tongue: Seriously, I love the blue and black combination, though I voted for all black. I like to be unobtrusive. Now silver and black would really be the ticket for me.

    So you're buying a new camera??
     
  9. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Blue!!!
     
  10. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Can we assume from this question, that you may be considering a purchase?
     
  11. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    It doesn't take reading between the lines, does it?
     
  12. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    Steve
  13. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Love it! If they did something similar, but Star Wars classic stormtrooper, I would order right away. It would be great, just for the looks of disdain that you would get from the big DSLR crowd.
     
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  14. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I immediately fell for the blue, then reason took over and I almost committed to the black kit with the WR 18-135 (saves you around $180 and the colored ones aren't being offered in a kit). Then I started digging the white. I'm still up in the air, but leaning towards white.
     
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  15. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    The WR lenses are really useful. I didn't get the 18-135, decided on the duo 18-55/50-200 and really, i haven't been disappointed with them. Of course they aren't as good as primes and maybe not even as good as some other zooms (and not having constant aperture is a bit of a pest sometimes... but not as often as I expected). WR is handy. So is DA* (saving for a 55 f/1.4)

    I believe that the DA35 f/2.4 comes in colours and I hear that the new 50 mm will, as well. But I wouldnt want blue, in those. White.. absolutely.
     
  16. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    Thanks for your input Sue. I'm hoping to keep it simple with the lenses. Which is one of the reasons I'd lean towards the 18-135 instead of getting the other 2. I would expect that lens would be on the camera 80-90% of the time. I'd usually use my X100 in place of a prime lens.
     
  17. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    If you end up getting one prime down the road, the DA70mm is pretty great. Super tiny, sharp wide open and nice oof/bokeh.
     
  18. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Yeah, thats why I haven't bought a DA21, because I have the X100 to fill that gap. The conventional wisdom is that the 18-135 is a better lens than the 18-55/50-200 combo. I like the additional reach though...
     
  19. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    Luke
    I can appreciate the extra reach. I may keep my m4/3 kit for when I really need reach....or more likely just a body and the 100-300. It'll be like a dedicated tele single lens set-up. The Pentax will be the all-rounder and action camera and the X100 for one I'm more leisurely shooting or just need a compact to slip under the radar.
     
  20. krugorg

    krugorg SC All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    Like you said before, why buy a WR camera w/o a WR lens.

    Also, voting went pretty heavy for the black, so maybe the smart decision for resale value. :2thumbs: