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01-10-2019, 10:54 AM   #1
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Pentax President's Photo Competition - UK Competition

Details here - Pentax President's Photo Competition | SRS Microsystems


Excerpt from that page :-

"Do you want to win an exclusive Navy Pentax KP with an engraved hot-shoe cover?
How about having an HD PENTAX-DA 40mm F2.8 Limited thrown is as well?
More?
Well, the President of Ricoh Imaging, Mr Takahashi, will also judge your work himself, and you’ll receive a personalised letter from him!"

Maybe worth looking out for similar competitions in other markets?

01-10-2019, 10:58 AM   #2
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Sad that it only for UK shooters. Good luck, that Navy KP is pretty cool!
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Yes, cool prize, notable judge (!!) -> nice contest! I wish there was a global version...

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Good luck to our Pentax Forums UK members!

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Now THAT is a terrific promotion!

This is a great opportunity to showcase the excellent images that are possible with Pentax cameras. We've certainly seen plenty of good stuff from our UK members.

Wouldn't it be amusing if the winning entry was shot with a Takumar lens? Hehe.

I wonder if the KP has been commissioned especially for this and similar promotions. I suspect they've made a number of them.

On a related note, I've never dealt with SRS, but came close to making a quick run from London to Watford during a business trip. Just couldn't fit it in my schedule. I think SRS has a stellar reputation.

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01-10-2019, 10:12 PM   #6
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I wonder if this is part of the Asahi Optical Co. 100 year anniversary. Didn't someone from Ricoh say events or whatever would be regional?
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Well done, our Brit friends, get snapping.

Here in Australia the prize may be a lens cap, presented by Paul Hogan. Yahoo Serious, if he's not available.

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All these exciting things are never in my neighbourhood.
People just aren't coming to terms with the global economy, global citizens, etc.
It always seems to be the canadians and Australians who are excluded. No wonder I like Australian T.V. shows, they live with the same stuff us Canadians do and think the same way on a lot of issues.

Now if it was a British firm, I could understand them leaving out the obviously inferior colonies, but how did that spread to the Japanese mindset?

I'm seriously hoping that the British distributor asked for this as a marketing ploy and that it isn't the harbinger of some "British first" policy. All of us former colonies have suffered enough of that already.

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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
I'm seriously hoping that the British distributor asked for this as a marketing ploy and that it isn't the harbinger of some "British first" policy. All of us former colonies have suffered enough of that already.
If there is any "British first" policy (and I seriously doubt that), I'd swap it in a heartbeat for the prices you folks get on the other side of the pond. Seems the former colonies have enjoyed better pricing for many years... In most cases, if something's priced at US$1,000, it'll typically cost us around GBP £1,000, which means it's considerably more expensive here in the UK.
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Wow that's a nifty prize! Good luck to those who can enter.

I will note it says "pentax camera" and not "digital camera" so I'm guessing you could use a film camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by BigMackCam Quote
If there is any "British first" policy (and I seriously doubt that), I'd swap it in a heartbeat for the prices you folks get on the other side of the pond. Seems the former colonies have enjoyed better pricing for many years... In most cases, if something's priced at US$1,000, it'll typically cost us around GBP £1,000, which means it's considerably more expensive here in the UK.
Being brought up, first 10 years in the U.S. I am always on the lookout for possible British Redcoat malfeasance. Later experience does not always affect previous indoctrination.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Now if it was a British firm, I could understand them leaving out the obviously inferior colonies, but how did that spread to the Japanese mindset?
I strongly suspect it was organised by SRS Microsystems, who have always given Pentax equal if not higher billing than others and usually the best prices - and hence they shift a lot of Pentax kit (proportionately to others).
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There's some pretty good pictures being posted - good to see a lot of serious photographers using Pentax
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