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10-03-2015, 05:40 PM   #571
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I think a lot of folks here would like to see that. I am not so sure Ricoh cares about it though. I suspect they are much more interested in selling some cameras, keeping the assembly line running and adding to the bottom line. Maybe I am wrong but I do not think companies worry about respect and glory anymore like they might have 50 years ago.
That probably depends on the company and their environment. I'm fairly confident that Canon released the 5DS partly to milk money from those who must have the camera which will give them "highest MP" bragging rights, but also to enhance the brand's reputation in the competition they're in with Nikon at all levels of DSLR. I'm not sure why Ricoh bought Pentax, but I'm guessing that being a dominant player in the DSLR wars is not high on their list of goals (more likely, I think they bought Pentax because of technology that will help in other areas of their business, but making Pentax into a more successful camera company certainly would not be a bad outcome from their point-of-view).

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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
I think a lot of folks here would like to see that. I am not so sure Ricoh cares about it though. I suspect they are much more interested in selling some cameras, keeping the assembly line running and adding to the bottom line. Maybe I am wrong but I do not think companies worry about respect and glory anymore like they might have 50 years ago.
I didn't mean that "respect and glory" was an end in itself. Regaining of respect would inevitably lead to increased sales.
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I didn't mean that "respect and glory" was an end in itself. Regaining of respect would inevitably lead to increased sales.
I understood what you meant. Just meant in other days companies took pride in being the best or having a good reputation or products. These days I'm not so sure anyone cares. But yes a good launch of the FF system would go a long way to getting peoples attention/respect/whatever.
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I think you're right. Ricoh needs the technology somewhere and on the process making Pentax into a good company isn't bad at all. But partially I think Ricoh would like to stay in the camera business. Probably they saw something in the technology or a future in the k-mount. Whatever that was, Pentax imaging employees were happy with the take over.

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I really, really hope that my suspicion that this is going to end up as a big let-down is wrong.
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I really, really hope that my suspicion that this is going to end up as a big let-down is wrong.
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I'm still confused about all this October 6th thing. Is anyone still actually expecting anything from Ricoh tomorrow?

If I remember correctly the only rumor on this was prior to the announcement that the FF was being delayed. If there was to be an announcement on 6th October surely that is not going to happen now?
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QuoteOriginally posted by jatrax Quote
I'm still confused about all this October 6th thing. Is anyone still actually expecting anything from Ricoh tomorrow?

If I remember correctly the only rumor on this was prior to the announcement that the FF was being delayed. If there was to be an announcement on 6th October surely that is not going to happen now?
"Hope for the best, and prepare for the worst" was an old saying my father was fond of.
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Did someone have any news from RonHendriks1966 ? Because he seems a little bit depressed lately, I really think we must cheer him up, at least as much as he disheartens us or tries to be realistic
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