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09-11-2013, 07:44 PM   #2536
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Ricoh is committed to Pentax, K-mount, 645 and Q. End of story. As of this week.

Any suggestion to the contrary is incorrect. Pentax does not exist without K-mount.

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Ricoh bought Pentax because they valued Pentax's Optio line of point-and-shoots. And their marketing savvy. They will kill the K-mount. Makes perfect business sense.
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Yes, Ricoh bought Pentax to get the highly coveted marketing department.....
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Wait a minute. I thought Ricoh bought Pentax to acquire the legendary O-ICK1 cleaning technology. Im sure i heard they were going to make a giant sticky cube to clean their photocopier platens - each one will come with an instruction booklet in several languages, a sticky cleaning mat, and a ladder.

WHERE IS IT, RICOH?

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This is getting silly......
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Ricoh bought Pentax Imaging from Hoya because they were kindly, politely, Japanesely requested to do so. In Japan, one never closes a business down if one can manage to do otherwise.
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Ricoh appears to plan diversifying their business, with Imaging playing an important part. They had the chance to acquire Pentax, and incorporated them in this plan.
QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Ricoh is committed to Pentax, K-mount, 645 and Q. End of story. As of this week.

Any suggestion to the contrary is incorrect. Pentax does not exist without K-mount.
Absolutely true. But this won't stop them...
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QuoteOriginally posted by Quicksand Quote
Wait a minute. I thought Ricoh bought Pentax to acquire the legendary O-ICK1 cleaning technology. Im sure i heard they were going to make a giant sticky cube to clean their photocopier platens - each one will come with an instruction booklet in several languages, a sticky cleaning mat, and a ladder.

WHERE IS IT, RICOH?
Ah, now you spoiled the next big announcement for Photokina 2014!!

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QuoteOriginally posted by johnmflores Quote
Ricoh bought Pentax because they valued Pentax's Optio line of point-and-shoots. And their marketing savvy. They will kill the K-mount. Makes perfect business sense.
You gotta ad /sarc tags here, casual forum visitors will not be able to tell your post from the usual doomsaying.

Seriously, didn't Ricoh specifically mention the 645 system at the time of the takeover? Although I'll probably never be able afford one, I can't wait to see what the next 645 model is like!
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I can't wait to see what the next 645 model is like!
Hopefully it is mirrorless and has a new mount.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Ricoh is committed to Pentax, K-mount, 645 and Q. End of story. As of this week.

Any suggestion to the contrary is incorrect. Pentax does not exist without K-mount.
That second link is a surprisingly good explanation of how different lenses can be helpful in differing situations, I'll have to link people to that.
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NO.....they bought Pentax for their coveted semi-aspherical multi-coated anti-aliasing cloaking device! Sheesh...I thought you guys were on the ball here!
Sorry, couldn't resist.
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NO.....they bought Pentax for their coveted semi-aspherical multi-coated anti-aliasing cloaking device! Sheesh...I thought you guys were on the ball here!
Sorry, couldn't resist.
SAMCAAC?!

Is that better than HD? Is it going to bring a blue ring?
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K-3 speculation

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SAMCAAC?!

Is that better than HD? Is it going to bring a blue ring?
Which part of 'cloaking" didn't you understand? This lens is not only invisible, it also cloaks the body on which it's mounted. That's why we've not seen a FF LX-D1 announcement:yet....a Pentax accountant accidentally mounted a SAMCAAC lens on the LX-D1 prototype back in 2011 - and engineers and executives have been busy searching for the now cloaked kit ever since
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Hopefully it is mirrorless and has a new mount.
I don't expect such thing right now.
But the next one or a different one (separate line to test the waters).
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