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06-05-2018, 07:58 AM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by DeadJohn Quote
Hah. A journalist uses sources rather than guessing. The article sounds like conjecture being passed off as fact.
That depends on if the article is an Opiion/Editorial (OpEd) or not.

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Well, I'll be stuck then

Since when has Pentaxians ever cared what someone else says? I've been temped to go to Nikon, simply because there is such a huge lens choice, but when I see the difference in price for less "goodies" I just can't do it. For me, Pentax has always been about the price to quality and bells and whistles ratio. I'll be happy to stick with what I have until it dies, I guess.
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I won't believe it until Netcraft confirms it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TheGrandPrixKid Quote
Amateur Photographer a well respected weekly photo news and review publication in the UK has just Predicted end Pentax and K1ii likely to be it's last new Camera. Article written by Andy Westlake who is Technical Editor and a former DPReview reviewer, wrote that the slow down in the release of new lenses, camera bodies and Ricoh's reluctance to enter the mirrorless market will lead to the demise of Pentax due to lack of research and development. He says quote "Pentax isn't even a company in its own right any more" pointing to Pentax just being a brand name used by Ricoh. At the end of the article he says "it will be a real shame to see Pentax disappear, but the Pentax K1 mark ii would be a fitting last hurrah"

Although we've all read the writing is on the wall for Pentax in the past it has been easy to dismiss. But to read an article by a respected publication, by a knowledgeable and respected photojournalist is a bit more concerning than random stories from the mass online media. Anyone else read the article or have any thoughts?
I had a conversation with a guy who reviewed the D-FA* 70-200mm before it was released. I asked him if he was reviewing the new D-FA* 50mm that was about to be released. As far as he knows, no samples have been released for review and it sounds like they were scheduled at some point. Maybe he's just not in the loop anymore, but we may be waiting a while longer for a new D-FA* lens.

I mention this because Andy is also a reviewer. Its possible Ricoh canceled the review samples. Writing what Andy wrote will probably damage his relationship with Ricoh as a reviewer..... if he ever had one. You would think he would be careful with what he wrote. Unless there is no reason to be careful anymore. He is not just a writer for AP UK. He is the technical editor.

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DPR used their special-language-just-for-Pentax for ages. No, they don't care about damaging their relationship with Ricoh/Pentax.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
I remember that Pentax was buried many times from the time of *ist D. Not many times, but MANY-MANY times.
IstD? You forgot pre-SF serie, pre-Z, MZ etc.
Everytime...
06-05-2018, 08:37 AM - 4 Likes   #37
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We needed this kind of article (and relay here) to speed up the K-1 giveaway.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
We needed this kind of article (and relay here) to speed up the K-1 giveaway.
I'm doing all I can for the cause here....

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
We needed this kind of article (and relay here) to speed up the K-1 giveaway.
and you just did your part!!
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I agree we have heard this all before. Will be interesting to see if Ricoh responds to the article.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
We needed this kind of article (and relay here) to speed up the K-1 giveaway.
Since the giveaway started I also noticed more thread necromancy. Someone resurrected my 2015 photo to say "Nice". I can't help but hear that in a Borat voice

We are 4.5 days into the month. 12.45% of the way to 50,000. (30 / 4.5) * 12.45 = 83% by the end of month. I foresee a lot more crap being posted, hurting the forum, but I suppose potential advertisers care more about quantity than quality.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bobell69 Quote
I agree we have heard this all before. Will be interesting to see if Ricoh responds to the article.
By pulling any advertising they were planning to buy? That would be fair. But we won't know.
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We are 4.5 days into the month. 12.45% of the way to 50,000. (30 / 4.5) * 12.45 = 83% by the end of month.
Yeah but I'm back from vacation
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QuoteOriginally posted by thibs Quote
IstD? You forgot pre-SF serie, pre-Z, MZ etc.
Everytime...
I don't know, because I didn't communicate with anybody in film time and didn't use internet for discussion at forums.
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Another fear-mongering, "the end is nigh!" person. Remember 12/21/12? And then, shortly following that, 12/22/12? These doom and gloom "I know when X Company will fall!" are almost always wrong. Get me a person who is an actual expert in business affairs and has correctly predicted the downfall of multiple companies and I'll believe him more than this guy. The only thing we know for certain is that in 4 billion years, the Andromeda Galaxy will collide with the Milky Way and in 5 billion years, the sun will have burned all it's hydrogen and expand into a Red Giant.

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