Pentax offers ‘special edition’ K-5 DSLR kit: silver body, 40mm slimline lens, $1,600
By Sharif Sakr posted Mar 4th 2012 4:29AM
It’s good to see a special edition that may actually deserve its name, for once. When the silver version of the popular K-5 came out last year, it was priced at $1,700 body-only. This new kit, which will be limited to 1,500 units worldwide and available from April, will cost just $1,600 including the bundled lens. And it’s decent glass: an ultra-thin, Marc Newson designed beauty with a 40mm fixed focal length and f/2.8 aperture — just like on the mirrorless K-01. The only thing missing? There’s no sign of a “Limited Edition” stamp anywhere on it, but luckily we’re too modest to notice.