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01-27-2010, 07:08 AM   #1
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I started a rumor

I did a terrible thing.

Last weekend I went to San Diego Wild Animal park. My little girl was at the merry-go-round, giggling away in a spinning cup and a saucer. Of course, being the best father that I could be, I was shooting away at 4.7 fps or whatever K-7 does. Then this dude, who had 2 Canon 5D's on both of his shoulders with huge lenses stuck on them, started talking to me out of the blue.

"What's that?" he said.

"What's what?" I said.

"The camera," he said. "What is 'pentax?'"

Needless to say, I was stunned. Canon full-framer x 2 and he has not heard of Pentax. I was about to say something terribly smart-ass, then I restrained myself.

"I am glad you asked," I started. Then I went on and on about how Pentax is the newest camera manufacturer out of Japan, and K-7 was the prototype that I was testing out for the last 2 weeks. I also told him that the sensor size was somewhere between FF and MF, and has 23.7 MP, ad shoots close to 8 fps.

"We are ready to storm the US market, and the real killer is the price," by then I was on a roll. "We are going to shock the world by selling these babies for under $1,000."

"Are you serious??" the guy said. "My lenses cost more than that."

In the end I told him that Apple was the majority shareholder and that the camera will be announced today along with iTablet. I let him handle the camera for a while, and the look on his face was priceless.

Yes, I am a horrible person, but then, that is nothing new.


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01-27-2010, 07:11 AM   #2
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Now all we need to do is see how long it takes to rock up on the blogs.

We should probably do this more often, as it'd boost Pentax's brand recognition and probably sales...

'Course, there is the whole eternal damnation thing, though.
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I did a terrible thing.
You're wicked
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nubi Quote
I did a terrible thing.

Last weekend I went to San Diego Wild Animal park. My little girl was at the merry-go-round, giggling away in a spinning cup and a saucer. Of course, being the best father that I could be, I was shooting away at 4.7 fps or whatever K-7 does. Then this dude, who had 2 Canon 5D's on both of his shoulders with huge lenses stuck on them, started talking to me out of the blue.

"What's that?" he said.

"What's what?" I said.

"The camera," he said. "What is 'pentax?'"

Needless to say, I was stunned. Canon full-framer x 2 and he has not heard of Pentax. I was about to say something terribly smart-ass, then I restrained myself.

"I am glad you asked," I started. Then I went on and on about how Pentax is the newest camera manufacturer out of Japan, and K-7 was the prototype that I was testing out for the last 2 weeks. I also told him that the sensor size was somewhere between FF and MF, and has 23.7 MP, ad shoots close to 8 fps.

"We are ready to storm the US market, and the real killer is the price," by then I was on a roll. "We are going to shock the world by selling these babies for under $1,000."

"Are you serious??" the guy said. "My lenses cost more than that."

In the end I told him that Apple was the majority shareholder and that the camera will be announced today along with iTablet. I let him handled the camera for a while, and the look on his face was priceless.

Yes, I am a horrible person, but then, that is nothing new.
LOL. You shoulda slapped a "Kick Me" sticker on the guy's back, too. :P

01-27-2010, 07:17 AM   #5
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The dude deserved it though. :ugh:
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oh christ man, that is good stuff. thumbs up mate!
01-27-2010, 07:19 AM   #7
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'Course, there is the whole eternal damnation thing, though.

Oh, now you tell me. I forgot about that one.
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That my friend, is hilarious!

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You really made my day. ROFL. New toy, prototype.... :-))))
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LOL, nice story!!

I hope for him that he googled Pentax before posting a "New incredble DSRLR from Apple!!!1!!" thread on his favourite Canon forum!
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Lol. Really nice one. Maybe i can use it next time
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Yes, I am a horrible person, but then, that is nothing new.
Awesome read! That guy must wonder if it's April 1st! Can't stop laughing
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better then that only if he had asked you to exchange one from one of his 5d lol
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01-27-2010, 07:51 AM   #15
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Perhaps we can slap on a piece of white tape or something to cover up the Pentax logo on the camera. That will stir up some interests, and then you can tell them the "story."

I am telling you, I will do it again.
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