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01-15-2018, 11:09 AM   #16
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That's not funny; we have enough of this nonsense already.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
This is a prelude to the sale of the Pentax business by Ricoh (the whole 'traditional' photography business actually, including the GR) .
In any case, it's good to have a bold brand. In terms of commercial leverage, I still think Pentax would benefit from being merged with Tamron or Sigma as those are able to finance a nice after sale service network and nice commercial presence in retail, which is neither the case for Pentax alone and nor the case for Pentax under Hoya or Ricoh.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Na Horuk Quote
OR Pentax is doooooomed!
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Thieving Sigma would never work.
Isn't Sigma a privately held company? It would be Sigma buying Pentax, and then making Pentax cameras with Foveon sensors...A double no thank you...

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Good move to put the Pentax name in their social media accounts, so that potential/current customers can actually find them. This "new" name is also reflected at the WPPI presenter list, I noticed.

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QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
In any case, it's good to have a bold brand. In terms of commercial leverage, I still think Pentax would benefit from being merged with Tamron or Sigma as those are able to finance a nice after sale service network and nice commercial presence in retail, which is neither the case for Pentax alone and nor the case for Pentax under Hoya or Ricoh.
The only idea more ludicrous than Tamron buying Pentax is Sigma buying Pentax.
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I hope they use Pentax instead of Ricoh Imaging again at the shows also.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
The only idea more ludicrous than Tamron buying Pentax is Sigma buying Pentax.
But when Tamron bought it they could merge the brands to Tampax.

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We'll, they could not do a thing with Bronica.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Good move to put the Pentax name in their social media accounts, so that potential/current customers can actually find them. This "new" name is also reflected at the WPPI presenter list, I noticed.
Yes, "Pentax by Ricoh Imaging" is a perfect name - given the current ownership.
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"Pentax, a Ricoh Company".
That was correct, and good enough....
Sometimes, marketing and communication spindoctors should be jailed.
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That was better IMO, but didn't leave room for the GR.
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It's good that they recognized their customers' loyalty.
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QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
But when Tamron bought it they could merge the brands to Tampax.

Given what appears to be a declining camera market, it would only make sense to stop the bleeding...

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Given what appears to be a declining camera market, it would only make sense to stop the bleeding...

What happens if someone pulls the plug.....
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