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07-28-2018, 08:38 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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T and C - Pentax History Podcast



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Awesome! Thank you for posting! Tony really taught me about Pentax when back then I only new about Canon and Nikon camera. His reviews were a real reason why I chose to shoot Pentax !
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Not news or rumor...
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T&C just put the brand name out to more people than the Ricoh marketing department has in the past few years combined sadly.

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I enjoyed watching this, but even with my limited knowledge of Pentax history I picked up a few mistakes. At 28:20 they referred to the 645N having come out in 2010 (actual date for the 645N is 1997) using the 67 mount (it's a 645 mount) and that it's digital (it's a film camera). I think they confused it with the 645D, which did arrive in 2010. At 30:05 they talk about the K-01 and state it was "the first and last mirrorless camera they made as far as I can tell" . . . not mentioning the Q.

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One interesting other tidbit . . . 1919 is the 100th anniversary of Asahi/Pentax. I hope Ricoh makes some amazing Pentax products to celebrate its history!

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QuoteOriginally posted by EssJayEff Quote
I enjoyed watching this, but even with my limited knowledge of Pentax history I picked up a few mistakes. At 28:20 they referred to the 645N having come out in 2010 (actual date for the 645N is 1997) using the 67 mount (its a 645 mount) and that it's digital (it's a film camera). I think they confused it with the 645D, which did arrive in 2010. At 30:05 they talk about the K-01 and state it was "the first and last mirrorless camera they made as far as I can tell" . . . not mentioning the Q.
Yeah I noticed those too, but I'm just glad they're giving Pentax some exposure! ricoh isn't doing too much in the marketing areas and a few odd mistakes aren't the worst
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I, too, noted some errors

And I posted politely on their channel.. I hope they'll make the corrections. Glad to see them make an effort, though.
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I enjoyed the video.
Coming from him and talking Asahi/Pentax I thought he stayed on course pretty well if you know what I mean

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This was great! Thanks for sharing, what a great legacy of innovation this company has.
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I was surprised they skipped right over the AP, S, and K, regarded as the blueprint for all future pentaprism SLR cameras.
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This could have been an excellent history with just a little more research. Their confusion/ignorance of Pentax MF cameras was inexcusable. The complete omission of the Q (although it was shown on one of the slides) is more understandable—they aren't the only photo "experts" who have a blind spot to small sensor cameras. They did a good job of covering the switch in marketing between Canon and Pentax in the 1980s, a time I couldn't understand what Pentax was up to either.
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The history was interesting. I kind of wished they would have spent a bit more time on the more recent digital stuff, but at least tony is a fan of the K1.
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I think Chelsea in particular appreciated the history of Pentax and the culture of its owners (including this forum's members).

Neither are Pentax users so have a real ignorance of the products, and it shows, but they have done several unboxing/how to videos, and the K-1 was Tony's Camera of the Year.
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Hard to watch..SOOOOOOOOOO much left out. The HUGE skip to 2003. Wow.
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Regardless of the omissions and errors, I felt that their brief historical account gave due respect to Asahi and Pentax. They were generally complimentary, especially to the earlier segments of that rich history, and they mentioned the dedicated and loyal Pentax user community several times. There's a century of history in Pentax and its ancestors, and this light video covered a wide span.

Interesting that Chelsea mentioned spending some time here at Pentax Forums.

The one segment that I have an issue with is the last part concerning the future of 'Pentax'. Regrettably, Tony speculates without drawing on any evidence or firm foundation. This historical narrative could have omitted the implied forecast.

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