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02-07-2015, 11:32 AM   #1
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Let's name the new FF body! (betting pool!)

Hey guys and gals, I guess its time we put our brains and creativity in naming the new FF body. I dunno if Ricoh has a name for it, but since its not known, we could easily change any ideas they are having.

To make it more interesting, lets have a betting pool about it. Anyone that "hits" the final name code, wins "something" from the forum. Such something could be just a recognition certificate, but it would be more interesting if we (Adam) could involve Ricoh Imaging into this game.

Think about it: Prize could be: A brand new ff camera (model xxx), enclosed in a glass display with a bronze plaque dedicated to you as the father loyal Pentax customer who named the camera.... lets keep dreaming!

In the meantime, lets start our wildest guesses. Also try to explain or justify the naming convention suggested.

My guess is:


K stands for the k mount which has proven to be relieable and compatible through many years, letting photographers all around the world use millions of K mount lenses on every single K mount camera, limiting its functionality only to the weakest of the pair match (lens/camera).

The XL has a double meaning here: XL stands for "extra large" in just about any other scenario, from beverage cups, to clothing, to whatever. It means: "the largest of them all" or "as big as it gets". Besides, XL means "40", as this years is the 40th anniversary from the introduction of the K mount by Pentax (back in 1975).

Hey Adam: Don't forget to take a full printout of this thread to CP+ and hand it to the Ricoh guys.... who knows?

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My guess is Steve. They will name the new camera Steve
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Not news or rumor. Moved to the proper forum.
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One thread on this is probably sufficient.
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