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01-10-2016, 09:29 PM   #211
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Back to the subject of the FF camera -
At another discussion forum, a dealer made a off-hand comment that the Pentax FF camera had been delayed because dealers were unwilling to carry a camera like that without having a US-wide service system in place.
Humm... i'm afraid i would take much more than 6 month to build effectively a real professionnal service network.
Did anything noticeable happen since last november in the US photog shops ?
Plus, don't forget Ricoh's Japan centrism... So that hypothesis is largely speculative imho.

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Retailers that refuse to sell something? that'll be the day
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Retailers that refuse to sell something? that'll be the day
Oh, I wouldn't be surprised at all, partly defined by how the local importer are doing the job.

A local shop in Brusselsnwpuld refuse to sell you a Pentax cos it's crap but would sell you a low end Canon or Nikon no prob.

The day Pentax changed to the same importer as Nikon, silly guys suddenly sold a truckload. Why? No Nikon stock of Pentax didn't sell. Purely importer strategy. Nothing to do afaict with Hoya/Pentax.

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Well there are already camerashops where you can't order a Pentax. They don't carry the brand and don't special order it. This because due to customer buyers protection they can look at it and Send it back. In that way the shop end with the goods they don't want. This will be more of a thing over the coming years. Shops that only sell unopen boxes, but what do you do with the returned goods?

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Well there are already camerashops where you can't order a Pentax. They don't carry the brand and don't special order it. This because due to customer buyers protection they can look at it and Send it back. In that way the shop end with the goods they don't want. This will be more of a thing over the coming years. Shops that only sell unopen boxes, but what do you do with the returned goods?
So pentax needs a website for refurbished goods, a U.S tradition for super discounting!
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So pentax needs a website for refurbished goods, a U.S tradition for super discounting!
With Precision's rather poor track record at repairs, I'd say a refurb / used goods store would be more of a liability than an asset for Pentax.
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With Precision's rather poor track record at repairs, I'd say a refurb / used goods store would be more of a liability than an asset for Pentax.
Then #1 priority needs to be to fix that track record; a brand needs to have either zero duds or good reliable repair (and zero duds is a very difficult target)
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Then #1 priority needs to be to fix that track record; a brand needs to have either zero duds or good reliable repair (and zero duds is a very difficult target)
A web store selling refurbished camera body and lenses will benefit both the firm and the customers. With this store, Pentax can have more hassle-free returns on those user unsatisfied products and put these items on sale (after fix). It sounds to be a great method to improve custom service. That's why Canon, Nikon, Sony and Sigma take..

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Then #1 priority needs to be to fix that track record; a brand needs to have either zero duds or good reliable repair (and zero duds is a very difficult target)
If the rumor in the CES PENTAX K-1 thread is to be believed (and I chose to) then this is already in the works to be rectified. And it makes me sooo happy.
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If the rumor in the CES PENTAX K-1 thread is to be believed (and I chose to) then this is already in the works to be rectified. And it makes me sooo happy.
Super. So 40 days to wait.
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Likely less 'til official annnouncement
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Likely less 'til official annnouncement

Okay. Actually 30 days to go. I can imagine three strong selling points of K1 to Pentaxians:
1) Large OVF , super comparing to K5,K3 and K3II
2) Almost full frame AF coverage, yes, it will be used in 645ZII and its coverage will be not small even in 645ZII
3) Super pixel shift in full frame sensor, make your static FF photos beat medium frame in terms of colors and noise.
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Interesting.
My count down shows 28
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28 days?
So you expect an announcement before CP+ ?
Interesting...
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28 days?
So you expect an announcement before CP+ ?
Interesting...
Yes. To attract more eyeball, typically one should announce before the CP+. You cannot attract many people to visit if you just announce at CP+...
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