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10-01-2011, 10:03 AM   #136
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QuoteOriginally posted by reddmutt1898 Quote
Does this mean that Ricoh is getting into the D.S.L.R. market? I still have my first Ricoh S.L.R. ,a KR5 Super 2.
They are already in it as of October 1st. I highly doubt they will ever release a 35mm DSLR under the Ricoh name.

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QuoteOriginally posted by reddmutt1898 Quote
Does this mean that Ricoh is getting into the D.S.L.R. market? I still have my first Ricoh S.L.R. ,a KR5 Super 2.
My first SLR was a Ricoh KR5. I've still got it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Smeggypants Quote
My first SLR was a Ricoh KR5. I've still got it.
Mine was a Five One Nine Rangefinder and I also still have it.
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Am I the only one reading this combination oddly?
Hoya: HOYA CORPORATION|News Release
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HOYA will continue to develop other businesses taken over from PENTAX Corporation when it was merged into HOYA on March 31, 2008, including lens modules for digital cameras, DVD pickup lenses, medical endoscopes, artificial bones, and speech synthesis. Medical endoscopes, artificial bones, and speech synthesis will continue to be operated under the “PENTAX” brand.
Ricoh/Pentax:
Ricoh Establishes PENTAX RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. / News Release | Ricoh Global
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By forming the new company, Ricoh will strive to further bolster consumer products and services, in addition to its existing digital camera business.
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Business: Manufacture and sales of optical equipment such as digital cameras, binoculars and lenses for security cameras
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I couldn't image Ricoh continuing DSLRs and not lenses for them, but meanwhile why would Hoya mention lenses for digital cameras? ???

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The so-called "lens modules for digital cameras" are for (non-Pentax) compact cameras.
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I am fondling my partial set of Ricoh M42 macro tubes at this very moment. And a full set of Spiratones. I have no Pentax tubes, so the Ricoh tubes will have to do for now.

I almost bought a Ricoh-made SLR yesterday, but only for the Cosina-made 50/1.7 lens (PKM mount). But US$15 just seemed too high a price. I skipped on the K1000 + M50/2 also.

I've had a bunch of Ricoh-made SLRs, at least one with the Ricoh name on it. (All the rest said Sears of Focal.) Nothing wrong with them, I just didn't need yet another PK body.

Those are my old Ricoh experiences. I await new experiences. I also expect some real attention-grabbing announcements soon. Ricoh, don't let us down! Don't tease me, bro!
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Ricoh - I don't know much about them. We have a bunch of Ricoh copiers at work, and they seem to do a really good job of all the copying, faxing, scanning, and printing needs. I hope this favorable performance can carry over to the dealings with Pentax.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Asahiflex Quote
A quick search showed that Ricoh Europe (Belgium branch) is located at Zaventem. Coincidence?
Maybe not, indeed. Nice find, Asahiflex.
Ricoh would have changed the name of their own Subsidiary already?
Or they created one but they would have said so openly wouldn't they ?

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P(entax) Ric(oh) - PRIC too.
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P(entax) Ric(oh) - PRIC too.
The last thing I will worry about. I't not THAT funny ))
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This is becoming tiresome -

Well, it is PRICL - you do know. No you cannot touch my monkey!

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P(entax) Ric(oh) - PRIC too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RioRico Quote
Can we milk this for any more inappropriate humour? Feeble minds want to know.
Well, yes.
I think that locks it in - the next Pentax WILL be called the K-Y.
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wait what is the Ricoh merger?
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QuoteOriginally posted by uberscouter Quote
wait what is the Ricoh merger?
Not a merger, a takeover. Hoya Corp bought Pentax Corp in May 2008. Hoya stripped off the lucrative medical imaging business from Pentax and sold the camera business to Ricoh Corp. The sale became effective yesterday, 1 Oct 2011. Great changes with Pentax are expected.
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I think that locks it in - the next Pentax WILL be called the K-Y.
Hate to see the shape of the flashgun you would stick on this one...
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