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10-06-2010, 09:57 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rupert Quote
How are you Janneman! All I can tell you is that in life I have found that it is hard to win the game if you don't show up........your experience may vary, of course.
Best Regards & Good to see you!
I have replied to one of your posts quite recently

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/115101-k-5-pricing-mar...ml#post1203130

All is well here, I just want that 18-135 , might as well get the K-5 attached...
Lawnmower is ready....

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Btw. again, his name is

NED BUNNELL
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I would have liked the interview better if he hadn't devoted the first half to the theme: "Japanese people are weird. Do you agree?" The second half of the interview was a bit of an improvement, but I can't believe he didn't ask about any of the new products that were literally sitting three feet from him.
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Two interesting things he said:
a) there probably isn't going to be any american startup camera company because of the existing intellectual property ownership of camera technology

b) the good thing about Pentax is no bureaucracy

yep, not any difficult or really interesting questions, and crappy mic that they gave to Ned.

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QuoteOriginally posted by blende8 Quote
Btw. again, his name is

NED BUNNELL
And the one thread that had he's name right is closed, LOL.

[ https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/117246-interview-ned-bunnell.html ]

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what's the VISION for the future of DSLR's, pentax?

IMHO, that wasn't answered.
No offense to Ned or to Pentax USA, but I don't think he has anything to say about that because that along with engineering is entirely the domain of Pentax Japan. Pentax USA, as far as I can tell, is entirely a marketing and distribution company comparable to something like Bogen/Manfrotto Distributing, except uniquely specialized in one brand.
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I like Ned's posture during the interview, he showed a lot of interest in wanting to hear and answer questions, he never show any laid back participation.
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I like Ned's posture during the interview, he showed a lot of interest in wanting to hear and answer questions, he never show any laid back participation.
Yepp. A bright spark (aufgewecktes Kerlchen). Probably a gem within Pentax the corporation is not exploiting his full potential...

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No offense to Ned or to Pentax USA, but I don't think he has anything to say about that because that along with engineering is entirely the domain of Pentax Japan. ...
Yes indeed. Pentax USA is only one part of the business, and not even the biggest Pentax sales territory.

So while it would be reasonable to believe that Pentax USA would be able to provide valuable input into the decision making process within Hoya/Pentax, it would be unreasonable to expect Ned to speak as if he was making all the decisions for Pentax world-wide.
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The interviewer is annoying me because he is always trying to complete Ned's sentences while he is still talking. If you want answers, don't cut your interviewee off.
And me.

Highly annoying interviewer. As others have said so much more could have been asked.

The only real thing I found interesting was the question about GPS
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Hey pentaxforums.com guys... You should try to get an interview with Ned!
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I thought the interview was good. It filled in some blanks, clarified what I thought....I learned some new information and saw Ned Bunnell in action.

My impression of Ned in the interview was favorable. He answered the questions well and was very thorough.

I agree with a previous poster that he seems to be a gem and I hope Pentax / Hoya take full advantage of his skill set and ideas.
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Interesting interview in terms of what was asked, however sitting here - I had many other questions that I wish were also asked. That would be a perfect opportunity for PentaxForums to followup! A good collection of questions from the members here would be tremendous. Especially, given the opening that PentaxUSA can influence to a degree PentaxJapan and that they are now focused on what the consumer wants. I found the GPS item interesting.

Questions I would have like hear answers to touch on Pentax's marketing approach here in the US, along with tethering (and now is the time for the next body model if it does not pan out in the K5), etc. - just to touch on a few.

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Hey pentaxforums.com guys... You should try to get an interview with Ned!
Maybe Adam could have an "Ask Ned" section of the forum, like there is a B and H section.
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I was told by an Israelian member of this forum that the performance of the Israelian distributor (Karat) has much improved over the last couple of years and that their pricing is now good too.

Therefore, I withdraw my earlier comment.
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