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05-03-2009, 09:11 PM   #1
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5/23/09

I hear the launch date is 5/23/09 in Tokyo. Don't know about elsewhere. Three more weeks. In Japan, they are in the middle of the longest stretch of holidays of the year called "Golden Week," where people go on vacation for almost two weeks. I am sure Pentax guys are working around the clock.

This sort of confirms my suspicion that the poster with "名機の伝統を受け継ぐ..." was not made by Pentax. The font for the Japanese characters always looked goofy and funky. They have the look of a cheap samurai movie title font. Japanese graphic designers ought to do better job than that, I think....

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Hmm I don't know about Japan, but I remember the Golden Week holiday is in Mainland China.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nubi Quote

This sort of confirms my suspicion that the poster with "名機の伝統を受け継ぐ..." was not made by Pentax. The font for the Japanese characters always looked goofy and funky. They have the look of a cheap samurai movie title font. Japanese graphic designers ought to do better job than that, I think....
Are you specialist in Japanese language?
What do you mean - goofy and funky ?


Where did you hear about NEW date? The sound of the wind?

check PENTAX ESPAA and relax, please.

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05-03-2009, 09:31 PM   #4
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As for holidays - Golden Week are from April, 29 till May, 5


April, 29 Emperor's Birthday (now Showa day)
May, 3 憲法記念日 constitution day
May, 4 みどりの日 greenery day
May, 5 こどもの日 children's day

05-03-2009, 09:33 PM   #5
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Born and raised in Japan until 15 years old, been here in the states for over 25 yrs.

When I say goofy and cheap, I mean what I say. Not refined. They call the technique 'lettering," and as with anything Japanese, there is a mile long set of aesthetics that go with it. Not disciplined. Not refined enough. They look that way to me anyway.

I saw it on one of the blogs I check up on. The date is being whispered amongst merchants. Hits and misses there, but interesting at any rate. Right now there are lots of talks about viewfinders....
05-03-2009, 09:36 PM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
As for holidays -
May, 3, 4 and 5 are holidays in Japan

May, 3 憲法記念日 constitution day
May, 4 みどりの日 greenery day
May, 5- こどもの日 children day
Exactly. They often take the weekend before and after, combining for the longest holidays of the year, even longer than the new year holiday.
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I think we all been waiting for this a long time ( since last year where pentax ppl talked about there will be something coming up in this summer), so to me it is very exciting as the launch date getting near

I don't think Pentax want to let anyone down with this launch.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nubi Quote
Born and raised in Japan until 15 years old, been here in the states for over 25 yrs.

When I say goofy and cheap, I mean what I say. Not refined. They call the technique 'lettering," and as with anything Japanese, there is a mile long set of aesthetics that go with it. Not disciplined. Not refined enough. They look that way to me anyway.

I saw it on one of the blogs I check up on. The date is being whispered amongst merchants. Hits and misses there, but interesting at any rate. Right now there are lots of talks about viewfinders....
I'm not sure that TECHNIQUE of hieroglyphics is very important in teaser.
I think that announcement will be on May, 19-21.

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[QUOTE=ogl;581653]I'm not sure that TECHNIQUE of hieroglyphics is very important in teaser.

Of course not. But if the company was to put out something official, they would not do one like that, in my opinion. A bit embarrassing.
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at least now there are so many people are looking forward to the launch before that "poster" there is really nothing much.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nubi Quote
Right now there are lots of talks about viewfinders....
As in plural? I have this dream about being able to use a waistlevel viewfinder on a dslr.
Or is it just about a mundane EVF?
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Unfortunately the latter. Nothing you have not heard.
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Official press release says May, 21.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ogl Quote
Official press release says May, 21.
Which press release?
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