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    Default Pentax 645D limited red edition

    http://www.photographyblog.com/news/pentax_645d_japan/

    I can say WOW!

    Major Features of the PENTAX 645D Japan

    1. Using the innovative lacquer techniques developed by Sakamoto Urushi Manufacturing Co., Ltd. of Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, PENTAX has made use of the traditional art of urushi (lacquer) for the exterior of the 645D Japan camera body. This exclusive lacquer finish not only gives the camera an elegant, exquisite appearance, but also enhances the camera’s durability. In order to create a sense of exclusiveness and a rich depth to the coating, the process requires a number of painstaking steps, such as pasting many different types of silver leaves on a black-lacquer base — as if creating a collage of torn paper — and applying an overcoat of paint in a rich Bordeaux-wine tone. This sophisticated, meticulously handcrafted lacquer technique using natural urushi and silver leaves means that each camera body will be slightly different, ensuring the camera will be a one-of-a-kind, unique possession for the photographer.

    2. The PENTAX logo on the camera front panel and the mode-dial settings on its upper panel are gold-plated. The rubber portion of the grip has a semi-glossy black finish.

    3. Made of a synthetic leather material, the exclusive strap carries a “Camera GP 2011 Camera of The Year” insignia and a PENTAX 645D logo, both in gold.

    4. Each camera body is marked with its individual serial number, proof of its limited-edition status.

    5. The camera mount cap has been exclusively designed for the kit, and features a glossy black coating.

    6. The LCD panel on the camera’s upper panel comes with white backlight illumination, instead of the green-tinted illumination of the standard model.

    7. The exclusive Centre-Spot-Matte Focusing Screen DS-80 is mounted on the camera.

    8. The specially designed packaging is made of high-grade paulownia wood, with a “Camera GP Japan 2011 Camera of The Year” logo mark laser-engraved on its top cover.

    9. The firmware installed in the camera body has been updated to the latest version (Ver.1.11), and is compatible with the optional O-GPS1 GPS unit.

    Note: The camera body’s features and specifications are identical with those of the standard model, except for the firmware.
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    I dunno!!!
    It's banana-zero-neh. :)

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    Poisonous!!!!

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    Default Re: Pentax 645D limited red edition

    Here's the official press release:
    http://www.pentax.jp/english/news/2011/201111.html


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    every time i see a picture of the 645D, i cannot help but feel that its really not that big, compared to the other competing products, full-frame included!

    i can only imagine what a hit it will be among the pro-crowd if only it had the proper marketing and distribution channels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by detritus View Post
    every time i see a picture of the 645D, i cannot help but feel that its really not that big, compared to the other competing products, full-frame included!

    i can only imagine what a hit it will be among the pro-crowd if only it had the proper marketing and distribution channels.
    What are you talking about proper marketing and distribution channels? There's already a number of 645D users in Singapore already lah...
    Most successful pros would probably already know about this camera already.

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    Very nice.... Those who want it cannot be in a hurry to get it though, 4 months lead time!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    What are you talking about proper marketing and distribution channels? There's already a number of 645D users in Singapore already lah...
    Most successful pros would probably already know about this camera already.
    yes. i'm sure hoya / ricoh will grow fat from those sales.

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    Wishing somebody would dump their 645D's for 3k... if there is any...
    I dunno!!!
    It's banana-zero-neh. :)

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    This is so very "Pentax"

    Its gorgeous but gosh I would hesitate to bring something so bling out for shoots.

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    What a release! i love it!

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    what a beauty!

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    The laquering looks exquisite. Might look better if it was on brown for a wooden finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baracus View Post
    The laquering looks exquisite. Might look better if it was on brown for a wooden finish.
    Jap Bento box lacquer style mah!

    Maybe next one will be Western 'solid oak' lacquer style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinholecam View Post
    Jap Bento box lacquer style mah!

    Maybe next one will be Western 'solid oak' lacquer style.
    or maybe an 18k gold bling bling one

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    Quote Originally Posted by banana0ne View Post
    Wishing somebody would dump their 645D's for 3k... if there is any...
    Get in line, Dude!

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    Quote Originally Posted by banana0ne View Post
    Wishing somebody would dump their 645D's for 3k... if there is any...
    Maybe in 10 years time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GSiGuy View Post
    Get in line, Dude!
    Quote Originally Posted by sbc View Post
    Maybe in 10 years time!
    Haha! Guys, dreams are free, I'm just making use of it...
    I dunno!!!
    It's banana-zero-neh. :)

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    This will look good sitting on my lacquered coffee table.

    I wonder whether I can just buy the camera casing only

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    wow, impressive
    but for U$15K
    ok, will keep dreaming LOL
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    US$15k? Hmm... seriously thinking whether I should sell my car and take MRT!

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