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08-10-2014, 09:17 PM   #46
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I'm afraid that it's due to global warming...

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They are at least up to their knees in water....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pål Jensen Quote
Isn't it sold off long ago?
It i supposed to be turned into appartments, once they sanitized part of the area from some of the radioactive rare-earth elements that was used in lenses during the 1970's to 1980's.
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French Maps found it !

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Anyone knows the adress/gps coordinates of the plants?
With this images only locations are hard to find.
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You can right click on the pin and choose More infos. The gps coordinates are displayed at the bottom : 10.326890, 123.984209
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Why are we bringing up a thread from 2014?
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QuoteOriginally posted by fs999 Quote
You can right click on the pin and choose More infos. The gps coordinates are displayed at the bottom : 10.326890, 123.984209
When you look at the map and click on the Pentax building there is a person Christine Cloma saying she visite the Pentax plant last year......

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QuoteOriginally posted by rawr Quote
I wonder if that will see Ricoh re-open the Pentax 'factory in the park' in Japan?
Which catalog is this? Do you have any link to an PDF file?


QuoteOriginally posted by Daikokuya Quote
You may be correct. Japan Camera Museum says that "most" of the gears in Pentax camera museum were transferred to it. So it's possible that Ricoh now has the rest.
URL is offline, this is the archived version: About RING CUBE / RING CUBE | Ricoh Japan



QuoteOriginally posted by MikeyBugs95 Quote
Why are we bringing up a thread from 2014?
Why didn't we keep digging since then? Also there's no reason to double-thread this topic.


Here's what i can collect from this thread:

"Pentax factory park" now Hoya Technosurgical
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Mepz - 1 2nd Street, MEPZ 1, Lapu-Lapu City, 6017 Cebu, Philippinen
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Pentax Cebu Philippines Corporation, Pentax Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative, RICOH IMAGING PRODUCTS (Philippines) CORPORATION
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Pentax Cebu Philippines Corp - PLANT 2
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Ricoh Vietnam
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QuoteOriginally posted by angerdan Quote
Which catalog is this? Do you have any link to an PDF file?
It was from a wonderful brochure, featuring photos from the late, great Helmut Newton, for the KX film camera. They don't make Pentax brochures like that anymore.
You can see the full set of page images below, with a PDF also available for download:

Pentax KX Film SLR Camera Brochure

QuoteOriginally posted by angerdan Quote
Here's what i can collect from this thread:

"Pentax factory park" now Hoya Technosurgical

Mepz - 1 2nd Street, MEPZ 1, Lapu-Lapu City, 6017 Cebu, Philippinen

Pentax Cebu Philippines Corporation, Pentax Employees Multi-Purpose Cooperative, RICOH IMAGING PRODUCTS (Philippines) CORPORATION

Pentax Cebu Philippines Corp - PLANT 2
Don't forget there is also a Pentax factory in Hanoi, Vietnam, assembling lenses. A short distance away, I think, from a Tamron factory doing the same.
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Don't forget there is also a Pentax factory in Hanoi, Vietnam, assembling lenses. A short distance away, I think, from a Tamron factory doing the same.
You think there is maybe a secret tunnel between those two plants?
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
You think there is maybe a secret tunnel between those two plants?
Its a war surplus tunnel,quite old but it still does the job.
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Just for the record, in Hanoi the Pentax plant now operates as RICOH IMAGING PRODUCTS (VIETNAM) CO., LTD. Address is: Lot A7, Sai Dong B Industrial Zone, Thach Ban Ward, Long Bien District, Ha Noi City, Vietnam.

Location and factory 'front door' is here:


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Also for the record, the Tamron Optical factory in Hanoi is about 24km away from the Pentax one.
Not exactly over the road, but close to the same AH14 highway, it seems:


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Since there were some discussions regarding Ricoh Imaging's performance and how the 645Z is doing:
"The profit of the DSLR business improved year on year. The new full scale SLR 645Z has received strong support from the market and the initial production was not enough to meet the demand. And now the production catches up, we expect to receive a sizable contribution for the second quarter and beyond." - from the horse's mouth (i.e. Ricoh).

Ricoh is investing 4,300 million yen this FY in order to "increase production of digital cameras ,etc."
It's great that they trying to ramp up production. I hope they see the value of R and D as well. If the have too spend a small portion of that on autofocus it would be well worth it for them... And us
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QuoteOriginally posted by Belnan Quote
It's great that they trying to ramp up production. I hope they see the value of R and D as well. If the have too spend a small portion of that on autofocus it would be well worth it for them... And us
I think that production is already down to what is was before this investment. Market contraction was big this past 4 years.
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