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02-19-2016, 06:27 PM   #16
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They did have a complete product collection but I believe Hoya disposed of The Pentax Museum.
That's what I thought, but I didn't want to say it. It makes me ill to think about it.

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They did have a complete product collection but I believe Hoya disposed of The Pentax Museum.
Awww, now why would somebody want to go and do a thing like that? Somebody didn't like history?
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... in time you will realise, not all lenses do you need. Already have you that which you require to take good photos.
Who's talking about "needs"? We're talking about "wants"!
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Awww, now why would somebody want to go and do a thing like that? Somebody didn't like history?
Hoya made it pretty clear they didn't give a hoot about Pentax apart from the medical imaging division and whatever they could sell. I suspect they went through Hirakawa Jun's desk looking for loose change after he "retired". (He had a hand in quite a few of the lenses in the "family portrait" - including the new rebadged Tamrons!)

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They did have a complete product collection but I believe Hoya disposed of The Pentax Museum.
What.
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What.
Pentax Camera Museum to Close.

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Awww, now why would somebody want to go and do a thing like that? Somebody didn't like history?
You have to pay employee to work in the museum, you need to keep the place that could be sold or not rented anymore. You could likely ask for a huge sum of money for what inside from collectors if you do it well. But all in all, that a bit sad. They could have managed to offer the whole collection to a public museum somewhere and give a yearly donation with all the new lenses and some money as a tradeof, maybe in Tokio to ensure maximum visibility to the brand instead...
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