*istD Special Anniversary Edition - see it?

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Brett St Pierre
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*istD Special Anniversary Edition - see it?

LLee's post about Oz release date of DS gave this link: http://www.crkennedy.com.au/v1/index.cfm?pageID=217&id=61&tagaction=showArticle&

The Australian importer talks about a current *istD Special Anniversary Edition. Has anybody seen it and know what is different (hopefully not like some of those ghastly gold special editions SLRs of yesteryear!)?

Also note it says "has all the features of the *istDS but with battery grip option".... which came first, the chicken or the egg?!

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bigeyek Regular Member • Posts: 152
Re: *istD Special Anniversary Edition - see it?

Brett St Pierre wrote:

LLee's post about Oz release date of DS gave this link:
http://www.crkennedy.com.au/v1/index.cfm?pageID=217&id=61&tagaction=showArticle&

The Australian importer talks about a current *istD Special
Anniversary Edition. Has anybody seen it and know what is
different (hopefully not like some of those ghastly gold special
editions SLRs of yesteryear!)?

Also note it says "has all the features of the *istDS but with
battery grip option".... which came first, the chicken or the egg?!

I think it was Gold lettering and gold shutter release button. Soneone posted the link to the e-bay on this forrum before.

bigeyek Regular Member • Posts: 152
Re: *istD Special Anniversary Edition - see it?
Brett St Pierre
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Re: *Oh yes, I think you are right

bigeyek wrote:

I think it was Gold lettering and gold shutter release button.
Soneone posted the link to the e-bay on this forrum before.

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mpixel Veteran Member • Posts: 5,779
Re: *istD Special Anniversary Edition - see it?

CR Kenny claim that it has "all the features of the Pentax *ist DS". Are we sure there are no updates to the firmware?

bigeyek wrote:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=30020&item=3837417201&rd=1

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FranchiseJuan Forum Member • Posts: 61
Re: *istD Special Anniversary Edition - see it?

This is actually the version of the *istD that I have. That claim by CR is utter BS. I even had to update the firmware before it would work with screw mount lenses.

Just o clarify. all buttons on it are gold coloured, it has a 50 years in Australia lable on the back, and it has a special strap. Not that different to any other *istD IMHO.

mpixel wrote:
CR Kenny claim that it has "all the features of the Pentax *ist
DS". Are we sure there are no updates to the firmware?

bigeyek wrote:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=30020&item=3837417201&rd=1

*ist D SE

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mpixel Veteran Member • Posts: 5,779
Re: *istD Special Anniversary Edition - see it?

Thanks for the info.

Another dream crushed.

FranchiseJuan wrote:
This is actually the version of the *istD that I have. That claim
by CR is utter BS. I even had to update the firmware before it
would work with screw mount lenses.

Just o clarify. all buttons on it are gold coloured, it has a 50
years in Australia lable on the back, and it has a special strap.
Not that different to any other *istD IMHO.

mpixel wrote:
CR Kenny claim that it has "all the features of the Pentax *ist
DS". Are we sure there are no updates to the firmware?

bigeyek wrote:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=30020&item=3837417201&rd=1

*ist D SE

Anastigmat Forum Pro • Posts: 12,663
Re: *istD Special Anniversary Edition - see it?

Brett St Pierre wrote:

LLee's post about Oz release date of DS gave this link:
http://www.crkennedy.com.au/v1/index.cfm?pageID=217&id=61&tagaction=showArticle&

The Australian importer talks about a current *istD Special
Anniversary Edition. Has anybody seen it and know what is
different (hopefully not like some of those ghastly gold special
editions SLRs of yesteryear!)?

Also note it says "has all the features of the *istDS but with
battery grip option".... which came first, the chicken or the egg?!

If the *ist D anniversay model has the features of the *ist DS (such as faster write speeds and larger buffer and improved memory doors and compact flash compartment), then it may be a hot item.

Lance B Forum Pro • Posts: 31,233
Re: *istD Special Anniversary Edition - see it?

bigeyek wrote:

Brett St Pierre wrote:

LLee's post about Oz release date of DS gave this link:
http://www.crkennedy.com.au/v1/index.cfm?pageID=217&id=61&tagaction=showArticle&

The Australian importer talks about a current *istD Special
Anniversary Edition. Has anybody seen it and know what is
different (hopefully not like some of those ghastly gold special
editions SLRs of yesteryear!)?

Also note it says "has all the features of the *istDS but with
battery grip option".... which came first, the chicken or the egg?!

I think it was Gold lettering and gold shutter release button.
Soneone posted the link to the e-bay on this forrum before.

ER, yes that was me.
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Lance B Forum Pro • Posts: 31,233
Re: *istD Special Anniversary Edition - see it?

I think you'll find that they are trying to convince potential *ist Ds buyers to buy the *ist D instead. In other words "it has all the features of the *ist Ds but with a battery grip...etc"

Probably just trying to move stock of the *ist D.

Anastigmat wrote:

Brett St Pierre wrote:

LLee's post about Oz release date of DS gave this link:
http://www.crkennedy.com.au/v1/index.cfm?pageID=217&id=61&tagaction=showArticle&

The Australian importer talks about a current *istD Special
Anniversary Edition. Has anybody seen it and know what is
different (hopefully not like some of those ghastly gold special
editions SLRs of yesteryear!)?

Also note it says "has all the features of the *istDS but with
battery grip option".... which came first, the chicken or the egg?!

If the *ist D anniversay model has the features of the *ist DS
(such as faster write speeds and larger buffer and improved memory
doors and compact flash compartment), then it may be a hot item.

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