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04-19-2012, 04:19 PM   #61
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These are two separate (but related) issues.

If you enjoy the Pentax DSLR you bought at Target, you might want to go down to, say, Kaufmann's Cameras and see what other lenses and accessories they have. Or Calumet, or Wolf. Or look on the Target website.

Thus, we have BOTH a big-box retail push AND stricter price management.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Quicksand Quote
These are two separate (but related) issues.

If you enjoy the Pentax DSLR you bought at Target, you might want to go down to, say, Kaufmann's Cameras and see what other lenses and accessories they have. Or Calumet, or Wolf. Or look on the Target website.

Thus, we have BOTH a big-box retail push AND stricter price management.
That does nothing for Target, they're not likely to actually stock $2k lenses they're way outside their demographic. Again, this looks like a smokescreen by Pentax. It would be nice to have more entry level Pentax users, granted. Target may achieve that to some degree. However, they are not going to be competing for sales of $1.5-2k lenses. Price stability on the dSLR was achieved recently on the K-5 by LOWERING the MSRP, NOT increasing it. Again, this doesn't look to benefit Target in their pursuit of sales of entry level dSLRs so why would Target, or the unnamed wink wink Big Box retailer that they have been in negotiations for over a year with (BS), have any interest in the high end lenses and their prices. Even if they did, why not control the stability of their pricing in the same manner that the K-5 price was just stabilized - by lowering the MSRP to a reasonable level?
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Guys, you really hijacked this thread with your off topic discussions about about Pentax sales through Target....
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Guys, you really hijacked this thread with your off topic discussions about about Pentax sales through Target....
You're right, my bad.

So, what's the deal with that schoolgirl performing interpretive dance in front of the Pentax backdrop?

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Please please please let #4 be a FF!!!!
What if it's going to be mirror-less FF?
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4 new cameras, Pentax will be really flooding the market along with the Q, K-01 and 645D.
Hope tht it makes people sit up and take notice.
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I definitely won't translate whole their forum, however you can ask me what's not clear to you with google translation
Could you please post the link to this specific discussion? It's burried somewhere, and I can't find it.
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Could you please post the link to this specific discussion? It's burried somewhere, and I can't find it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by mickey Quote
4 new cameras, Pentax will be really flooding the market along with the Q, K-01 and 645D.
Hope tht it makes people sit up and take notice.
what about the GXR, do you think that they will re-brand that as pentax?
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in english:

Google ??????????
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I'M JUMPING SHIP.......

Not really I just wanted to be the first to post it in this thread.
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in english:

Google ??????????
Thanks. That booth is a huge step up from the toilet-double-secret room that Pentax Imaging had recently. Nice models, lots of materials to touch, photo ops, excellent. Pentax USA are you watching how they're doing it in Russia?
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Very interesting. Thank you, Edvinas.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Quicksand Quote

So, what's the deal with that schoolgirl performing interpretive dance in front of the Pentax backdrop?
Yes, let's explore that more.
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Seems Pentax-Russia has a very active marketing department (or has greatly improved their marketing efforts). Nice! Hope the rest of the world follows.
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