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07-05-2012, 02:12 PM   #31
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It just came to me that the camera/lens are not included. This is just for the pouch. My God. They have finally lost their minds. I am gravely concerned for the future well-being of this company.

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300 copies world-wide.
There are more than 300 people who shit money whose hobbies are buying collectible shit with money that they shit.
Ah, so THAT is why they pay money launderers so well.
07-05-2012, 02:53 PM   #33
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It just came to me that the camera/lens are not included. This is just for the pouch. My God. They have finally lost their minds. I am gravely concerned for the future well-being of this company.
They do as stupidly as others do (huh...).
Ask brands as Leica & co, they were first to do such things (as if Leica needed any luxury boost).
Pentax often does that kind of things. If it didn't sell or didn't brought anything, they would have stopped doing so.
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It just came to me that the camera/lens are not included. This is just for the pouch. My God. They have finally lost their minds. I am gravely concerned for the future well-being of this company.
Only $30 is for the pouch. The other $300 is for the medications. Please donate.

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They do as stupidly as others do (huh...).
Ask brands as Leica & co, they were first to do such things (as if Leica needed any luxury boost).
Pentax often does that kind of things. If it didn't sell or didn't brought anything, they would have stopped doing so.
I think it is easier to pull a fast one from Leica shooters, as they are not exactly budget conscious, more or less. If Leica can get their fanboys to drop $8,000 for a camera that only shoots in black and white, just about anything is possible, really.

But, I hear that the price of K-01 is fast approaching $400. Did they in the right mind really think that people would pay almost just as much for the pouch as the camera itself?

Insanity at its finest.
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Did they in the right mind really think that people would pay almost just as much for the pouch as the camera itself?
Well, with 5 (or is it 6) billion people in the world they only have to sell 300. And look how much publicity they got. Still think it is crazy, but if it gets "Pentax" on a blog or magazine article then whatever the cost was is immaterial. And do they really care if they actually sell them? We keep complaining Pentax has no marketing, maybe this it?
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3 pages of discussion about a camera case... people really are desperate for Pentax news.
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3 pages of discussion about a camera case... people really are desperate for Pentax news.
It has been slow, hasn't it. Although the K30 is at Amazon today.

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3 pages of discussion about a camera case... people really are desperate for Pentax news.
Just imagine how that will go over a Full Frame camera case
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Just imagine how that will go over a Full Frame camera case
When is the full frame camera case being released? Will my old FA lenses fit in it? Do you think there are enough full frame lenses in Pentax lineup to justify releasing a full frame camera case at this time?
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Marc Newson should never have been allowed anywhere near a camera.
Funny, those comments might get some fanboy rage going...
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Funny, those comments might get some fanboy rage going...
Might?
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Funny, those comments might get some fanboy rage going...
Heh. No rage here. I don't care what it looks like and I don't care what others think and I don't buy that, "Pentax should ahve spent the money on something else" argument. We don't have any idea what there product plan was so we can't say what they should have done.

The Green Button is wrong and the rubber door is a kluge but as a camera, for my needs, it is very good.

Pentax can keep the $300 case though.
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$300 is a little pricey - I actually like it, but damn, $300 can get some new glass ...
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I say we start a riot with torches and pitchforks and go after Newson...
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