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07-01-2011, 12:15 AM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by abgsiddiq Quote
Is this good news or bad news? Hopefully good news
So-so...Time will answer. Anyway, Ricoh keeps Japanese working culture.
Hoya destoyed it.
QC of last 4 years were below average...Maybe Ricoh makes it better...


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Still, i'm surprised Hoya chose Ricoh, Instead of Canon way back then. Canon was buying Pentax with a great sum to Hoya.
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Still, i'm surprised Hoya chose Ricoh, Instead of Canon way back then. Canon was buying Pentax with a great sum to Hoya.
I think there's no proof of that. Or have you?
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Will this forum be renamed from Pentaxforums to Ricohforums?

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I'm not feeling good about this.

Ricoh brought out the GXR.

I can't think of a goofier camera system in the digital age.
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no proof of any written letter, but just talks with some source. same source i got the Q and some from K-5.
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I've been working for Ricoh for the past 6 years. They have the habit of buying brands for technology, and then sticking their own logos on it.

I seriously dislike the idea of a disappearing Pentax brand.
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Official: Ricoh set to acquire Pentax camera brand and business, get serious about digital imaging -- Engadget

Hoya's Press release - http://www.hoya.co.jp/english/news/latest/d0h4dj0000001fv8-att/d0h4dj0000001fwi.pdf

Ricoh's press release - http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://www.ricoh.co.jp/r...%26prmd%3Divns


I wish I knew what this will bring us in the (near) future.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
I think there's no proof of that. Or have you?
There was a rumour Canon wanted to buy Pentax in order to get 645 system (1Ds replacement for better IQ and made switch from APS-H to FF for their 1D)
I'm glad that's not Canon, since it would mean no more bodies for the K

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Most likely, that was wishful thinking.
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Just 124 million USD.....
wow that's so cheap!
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QuoteOriginally posted by KungPOW Quote
I'm not feeling good about this.

Ricoh brought out the GXR.

I can't think of a goofier camera system in the digital age.
Yes, not even Q comes close.

I wonder what that means for Pentax future mirror-less offerings. What are the odds they decide GXR + Q is enough and concentrate on these two bizzare systems, foregoing a APSC EVIL?
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Looking at the PDF, looks like "Pentax" is dead... long live NewCo!

I am not a legal person so reading legal speak is like trying to use a Canon... does right to use the name also get transfered?
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QuoteOriginally posted by GordonZA Quote
Looking at the PDF, looks like "Pentax" is dead... long live NewCo!

I am not a legal person so reading legal speak is like trying to use a Canon... does right to use the name also get transfered?
Egads, I hope not.

Please let Ricoh know how you feel about this using this poll: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/150418-pentax-do-we-wa...led-ricoh.html
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I hope the Pentax name stays, but even if it doesn't I'd get more confused looks owning a Ricoh DSLR, than I get with owning a Pentax

Maybe Penoh? Or Rintax?

Anyhow, the name will probably remain, it would be silly to change it.
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