Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
09-20-2019, 08:48 PM - 2 Likes   #1
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Tokyo
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,638
New Pentax Promotion site launched in Japan

Ricoh has launched a new website today. It is in Japanese only, and I'm not sure whether it will be made bilingual in future.

It seems to be more focused on user engagement that promoting specific products.

PENTAX official

09-20-2019, 09:08 PM   #2
Senior Member
Zooland's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 229
Pentax is looking forward to the next 100 years!
09-20-2019, 09:32 PM   #3
Moderator
Not a Number's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Venice, CA
Posts: 6,243
QuoteQuote:
We have set up this website so that employees who love PENTAX (in-house PENTAXIAN) can learn and enjoy photography for those who love PENTAX and who will meet PENTAX in the future.
Probably "employees" would be better translated to "enthusiasts" or "users".
09-21-2019, 02:34 AM   #4
Pentaxian
D1N0's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: ---
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,757
Ricoh seem to be focussing on there Japan user base very much with photography schools and family clubs.

09-21-2019, 02:43 AM   #5
Senior Member




Join Date: May 2015
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 299
QuoteOriginally posted by Not a Number Quote
Probably "employees" would be better translated to "enthusiasts" or "users".
They also use the phrase "in house Pentaxians" so maybe it does mean employees.

09-21-2019, 02:48 AM   #6
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
ffking's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Poole
Posts: 4,347
QuoteOriginally posted by D1N0 Quote
Ricoh seem to be focussing on there Japan user base very much with photography schools and family clubs.
I think that underpinning the foundations and building out from there is a good strategy for sustainable growth - I suppose we have to just hope that that's what they are doing, rather than retreating inside their laager.
09-21-2019, 03:19 AM   #7
Moderator
Not a Number's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Venice, CA
Posts: 6,243
QuoteOriginally posted by slartibartfast01 Quote
They also use the phrase "in house Pentaxians" so maybe it does mean employees.
If it were for employees only you would only need to keep the site on work servers (intranet) and not expose the site to the WWW (Internet). "In-House" could mean "domestic" i.e. Japanese users/owners.

The theme of this site, as well as some of the "contests" that Ricoh has on Instagram fit well (IMO) with the emphasis on the joy/love/fun/excitement of photography that Ricoh would be emphasizing as mentioned in PF interview.
09-21-2019, 03:21 AM   #8
Pentaxian




Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 556
The GR site was also a sort of employee fan run site before going more official.

09-21-2019, 11:30 PM   #9
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Madaboutpix's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: North Rhine-Westphalia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 622
Yes, more of this kind of stuff outside Japan, please. Not that my life depends on it or anything, but over here in Germany you can't even get the "100 years of history" coffee mug. Does Ricoh fear nobody's drinking coffee in Europe, or what?

Back in the day, one of the first things piquing my curiosity about Pentax DSLRs and lenses, and later motivating me to get out work I had done with them, was the Pentax Photo Gallery. Nowadays, when I go there, I get a browser warning that it's not a safe website (just a symptom of its general neglect, of course). Well, ...

Last edited by Madaboutpix; 09-21-2019 at 11:44 PM.
09-22-2019, 12:38 AM - 4 Likes   #10
kwb
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Pacific North West
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 418
QuoteOriginally posted by Not a Number Quote
QuoteQuote:
We have set up this website so that employees who love PENTAX (in-house PENTAXIAN) can learn and enjoy photography for those who love PENTAX and who will meet PENTAX in the future.
Probably "employees" would be better translated to "enthusiasts" or "users".
It's more like this (my translation).
QuoteQuote:
Employees who love PENTAX (in-house PENTAXIAN) set up this site for those who love PENTAX and those who will find PENTAX in the future so they can learn and enjoy photography.
PENTAXを愛する社員(社内PENTAXIAN)が、PENTAXを愛してくださっている皆さん、これからPENTAXに出会うであろう皆さんのために、写真を学び、楽しんでいただけるよう、このサイトを立ち上げました。
10-01-2019, 03:57 AM   #11
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
willdmo's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Stuttgart
Posts: 320
Looks interresting, but sadly I do not speak Japanese
10-01-2019, 04:03 AM   #12
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Feb 2015
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 6,988
If you don't speak Japanese, Pentax is not for you .

?????? | PENTAX official

Events are in Tokyo/Japan

Last edited by biz-engineer; 10-01-2019 at 04:24 AM.
10-01-2019, 05:13 AM   #13
Forum Member
SwedishTim's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2011
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 97
QuoteOriginally posted by Madaboutpix Quote
Yes, more of this kind of stuff outside Japan, please. Not that my life depends on it or anything, but over here in Germany you can't even get the "100 years of history" coffee mug. Does Ricoh fear nobody's drinking coffee in Europe, or what?

Back in the day, one of the first things piquing my curiosity about Pentax DSLRs and lenses, and later motivating me to get out work I had done with them, was the Pentax Photo Gallery. Nowadays, when I go there, I get a browser warning that it's not a safe website (just a symptom of its general neglect, of course). Well, ...
Agree! Based in Sweden I would also like to get access to some "100 years- products" so I hope it will come!
10-01-2019, 05:15 AM   #14
Senior Member




Join Date: Jul 2016
Posts: 266
Time to learn some japanese...
10-01-2019, 05:15 AM   #15
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
troenaas's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Norway
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 389
QuoteOriginally posted by Zooland Quote
Pentax is looking forward to the next 100 years!
So am I.....
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
pentax, pentax news, pentax promotion site, pentax rumors
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ricoh has launched a special site for star lenses and a new roadmap D1N0 Pentax News and Rumors 98 07-28-2018 08:23 AM
News New Mobile Site Launched Adam Site Suggestions and Help 7 04-23-2014 11:03 PM
News New dark skin launched! Adam Site Suggestions and Help 46 04-28-2012 03:34 PM
Pentax home page, photogallery.com get makeovers and mobile site launched Adam Homepage & Official Pentax News 1 11-02-2011 07:12 AM
My new Pentax Blog Page launched! RiceHigh Photographic Technique 8 12-01-2006 01:42 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:44 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top