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05-15-2012, 02:12 AM   #1
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Ricoh promises some very high-end Ricoh products this year...

Ricoh issues camera brand statement

Ricoh has released a statement in response to a suggestion that Ricoh-branded cameras will disappear from 2013, following the firm's takeover of Pentax announced last year.



The statement came after a source close to Pentax told Amateur Photographer (AP): ‘I think there will still be a few cameras launched under the Ricoh brand until next year - so there will be Pentax and Ricoh.

‘There will still be some very high-end Ricoh products, and then next year...'

The source added that Ricoh is set to eventually disappear as a camera brand. However, Ricoh has stoutly refuted the claim. Kazunobu Saiki, general manager for Ricoh's European camera business, told AP: ‘This is not true at all. We will provide the digital cameras to meet customer satisfaction - Ricoh-branded and Pentax-branded.'

Pentax UK's public relations department declined to issue an official comment.

A spokesperson said: ‘I can confirm there are no public or official statements available from Pentax UK at this time.'
AP has learned that this summer will see the launch of the first Pentax cameras produced with Ricoh's development input.

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05-15-2012, 02:18 AM   #2
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The title is incorrect. The unknown source claimed that ‘There will still be some very high-end Ricoh products, and then next year...' - not Ricoh.
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Basically a complete fabrication by Amateur Photographer ( also Amateur Journalism ) to which a man from Ricoh has basically said it's nonsense.

The following is also fabricated nonsense

"A spokesperson said: ‘I can confirm there are no public or official statements available from Pentax UK at this time.'"

Thread title is nonsense also.
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Yep, I'd take that with a mountain of salt...

Do a Google News search for simply "ricoh pentax"... Only Amateur Photographer posted about this 6 days ago. No news about such a thing coming from anyone else.

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By high-end products I think they mean full-frame

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
By high-end products I think they mean full-frame


I think this was the most interesting sentence: "AP has learned that this summer will see the launch of the first Pentax cameras produced with Ricoh's development input."
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Is Amateur Photographer owned by Murdoch?
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QuoteOriginally posted by gazonk Quote


I think this was the most interesting sentence: "AP has learned that this summer will see the launch of the first Pentax cameras produced with Ricoh's development input."
It's meaningless. Just journalistic artistic license to put it politely.

Learned from who? When they actually have a real source that source is named otherwise it's made up

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
By high-end products I think they mean full-frame
"There will still be some very high-end Ricoh products" ==> GRD and GXR.
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"High-End" is code for FULL FRAME!!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by TOUGEFC Quote
"High-End" is code for FULL FRAME!!!
Dohh!!! too late


I think "High-End" for Ricoh is measured in Pages per Minute
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QuoteOriginally posted by TOUGEFC Quote
"High-End" is code for FULL FRAME!!!
Often it is just code for "expensive".

Come on, Ricoh. Show us that you can do more than just watching Pentax USA raise lens prices (while claiming they aren't raising lens prices).
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Well I hope they bring out a FF ASAP because I have a constant headache from trying to find decent Nikon lenses.... (Edit: for D800E that I can afford)
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yeah I hear monochrome FF k mountor too Rico
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