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03-21-2012, 08:15 PM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by joe.penn Quote
How is it that PentaxForums (yes, this site) is last to post any information about new pentax products?
Maybe because PentaxImaging didn't know? I mean they didn't seem to be aware that Pentax-Ricoh had come out with a K mount mirrorless for weeks after the rest of the regional distributors announced it.

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Could be K-i
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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
I will be pronouncing it the proper way.

Kay-Zed.
It looks to me like it is still very closely related to the K-r. Maybe with all those colors it is actually a K-r-z. The proper way to pronounce it will be Kray-Zee.
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QuoteOriginally posted by John Poitiers Quote
Nope ... " K-Y " (old joke)
Still think that it will be very closely related to the K-r. Maybe it will be the K-r-y. The correct pronounciation will be Kry, i.e. not a $1600 FF. Boo hoo!
Over and out.

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In Finnish K-z, "Koo-zet" means " a man who builds his house too close to the river and is affected by floods every spring when the snow melts".


Seriously, is there any two-letter combination in this world that wouldn't have a negative connotation in some language or culture? I don't think we can stop using product names completely.
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K-z (kay-zee) sounds like some rapper's name... or at least to me.

if it's Kai-zer.... mmmmm I would like that better
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I don't understand why the person who posted the original pic blurred everything out, similarly the one I saw this morning with the blurred image of the so called K-z logo .. why bother posting sh*t like this .. either leave the original pic unaltered or stop wasting everyone's time .. just frustrates the heck out of me ..
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QuoteOriginally posted by talrok Quote
I don't understand why the person who posted the original pic blurred everything out, similarly the one I saw this morning with the blurred image of the so called K-z logo .. why bother posting sh*t like this ..
???

If it is genuine, the blurring was obviously done by Pentax to raise the interest. Like on this forum we already have two multi-page threads discussing the possible name. Cheap advertisement.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Alizarine Quote
K-z (kay-zee) sounds like some rapper's name... or at least to me.

if it's Kai-zer.... mmmmm I would like that better
To me it sounds like "wind" (kaze in Japanese)
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kunzite Quote
To me it sounds like "wind" (kaze in Japanese)
The Pentax Khazi doesn't sound like a very good idea.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Jan67 Quote
If the whole story of K-z is real, then it shows total lack of communication between HQ in Japan and Pentax Europe. Germany is ca 80 million inh.country (plus Austria and Switzerland). And that is already reason to think a little bit.

I guess, that Japanese would be at least surprised, if the new camera name would be Little Boy or Fat Man (names of Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs). Although Fat Man would fit K01 quite well.

Anyway, such association doesn't show professionalism. Another reason to change marketing people.

Thanks, couldn't agree more. And I'm German.
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And I disagree (while being Romanian - if that really matters).
K-z could remind you of concentration camps, if you want that. K-z could have very different meanings, or no meaning at all.
Little Boy or Fat Man, on the other hand, are very explicitly referring to atomic bombs. That would be an intentional insult.
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I have a FatMan lying around somewhere, not a camera though...

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in italian kz if pronounced straight and not one letter at a time, would sound as a very thight and fast way to say cazzo, which is "dick"... that would be funny!
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QuoteOriginally posted by fLyIr Quote
K-k Ok ok, K-z sounds like Kazakhstan (Kz), that's the only thing goes in my head when i see this name
Maybe Borat can do our public relations

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