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10-28-2015, 02:37 AM   #211
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QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Run very fast when you gotit in your hands.
I can run faster than Ricoh's employees, but I fear the Pentaxians might not let me get out in one piece with the camera in hand @_@

QuoteOriginally posted by shardulm Quote
Or better yet... dress and break in like an alien and walk out big.
that sounds doable, no one blame an alien no matter what he does ^^

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QuoteOriginally posted by redcat Quote
I can run faster than Ricoh's employees, but I fear the Pentaxians might not let me get out in one piece with the camera in hand @_@


that sounds doable, no one blame an alien no matter what he does ^^
You need a good plan and a team. Ocean's 14 would be your call! George Cloony can help you.
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I'll help you break in if we share the loot fifty-fifty.
10-28-2015, 07:48 AM   #214
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it's the "get out" part that scares me, nah, alien outfit is a better plan =))

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Look I'm in full support of what Ricoh is doing to revive the Pentax family of equipment, and they've already done a number of incredible things to that end (the 645z was a home run in anyone's book).

However, this particular occurrence did nothing to help the brand. Regardless of what conspiracy theories people may have about 'clever marketing' etc etc, it was clumsy and disorganised, and not the sort of thing that they should be doing if they want to appeal to the pro market as a well organised supplier of photo equipment.

Asahi Man's disapproving comments only proved my point further....they still have a journey to take on the marketing front.
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I guess it depends...do they want to grow the brand or are they content to be profitable?
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I don't think they would be putting the obvious resources and investment in if they were just content to be profitable.

They're launching a whole new range (FF) including lenses to suit. Does that suggest contentment or aspirations of brand growth?

Whatever your answer is, the FF release is not currently being well managed....at all.

As I said, I'm not throwing stones at Ricoh / Pentax. It's just disappointing to see them make such a shambles of the product release, when the difficult bit is making well-engineered cameras (which they're doing very well). You would think hiring a few global marketing strategists would be the easy part!!!!!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Poit Quote
As I said, I'm not throwing stones at Ricoh / Pentax. It's just disappointing to see them make such a shambles of the product release, ...
What if it really just was an unfortunate mistake pertaining to PPE?

In that case, accidents like that should not happen, but they do and it would be inappropriate to accuse Ricoh of incompetent marketing. I'd rather have Ricoh avoid technical issue like sensor stains (K-5), oil spraying on the sensor (D600), misaligned AF areas (D800), or skin-irritating grips (Rebel T4i) than have a 100% smooth marketing roll out.
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IMO this looks just like a minor communication issue between Ricoh U.S. and Japan, no real harm done. Complaints will be made anyway, either because Ricoh Imaging U.S. had a prototype under glass, or because Ricoh Imaging U.S. didn't had any prototype under glass.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Class A Quote
What if it really just was an unfortunate mistake pertaining to PPE?

In that case, accidents like that should not happen, but they do and it would be inappropriate to accuse Ricoh of incompetent marketing. I'd rather have Ricoh avoid technical issue like sensor stains (K-5), oil spraying on the sensor (D600), misaligned AF areas (D800), or skin-irritating grips (Rebel T4i) than have a 100% smooth marketing roll out.
I totally agree. IMO this has nothing to do with marketing. They mixed up things, certainly.
It may even be only Pentax US getting things wrong: wouldn't be the first time.
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From the French Ricoh Imaging letter emailed today re. the Salon de la Photo that opens today in Paris:

"Ca y est, c'est le grand jour de l'ouverture. Venez sur notre stand pour vivre l'expérience 360° avec le nouveau Ricoh Theta S, découvrez nos dernières optiques compatibles plein format et notamment la toute nouvelle HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8ED SDM WR. Enfin, venez admirer notre futur reflex plein format qui sera bientôt disponible (printemps 2016)."

Courtesy translation :

"This is it, this is the big day of the opening. Come to our stand to live the 360° experience with the new Ricoh Theta S, discover our latest full-frame lenses Including the new HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm WR F2.8ED SDM. Finally, come and see our future full-frame SLR that will be available soon (Spring 2016)."
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I'll be there this weekend hopefully the FF will still be there ^^
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ricoh Imaging France:
Le Salon de la photo a ouvert ses portes ! Nous vous donnons rendez-vous sur notre stand pour découvrir l'ensemble de nos gammes. A voir aussi : un échantillon du Full Frame PENTAX est présenté sous vitrine en avant-première !
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"The Salon de la Photo opened its doors! We are looking forward to seeing you at our booth to discover all our products. Don't miss the specimen of the Full Frame PENTAX presented under glass in preview!"
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