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12-13-2013, 09:10 PM   #1501
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Are we still talking about Bloody Mary recipes?
Only the ones that call for cheese.

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they have no chance v the top 2 makers
Define chance?
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Ricoh has always been a small player in the camera market.
Yep, they were a small player back in 1970 when I bought my first one. Back then the big players were Nikon (still here), Pentax (sort of still here), Topcon (gone), Konica (gone), and Minolta (gone). Canon (still here) had a market position a bit stronger than Ricoh (still here) but somewhat less than Mamiya/Sekor (still here) or Yashica (gone) and about the same as Exakta (gone). Ricoh was about as strong as Praktica (gone) and Fuji (still here) and a little stronger than Petri (gone). Olympus (still here) was making cameras, just not FF 35mm SLRs. Sony was making radios and stereo equipment. Ditto for Panasonic.

Oh...and companies like Leica (still here), Hasselblad (still here), Alpa (still here, sort of), Zeiss (still here), Rollei (gone), Linhoff (still here), and Bronica (gone) were trundling along making low numbers of high quality cameras for those who could afford them or who needed them in their work.

Oh! Almost forgot...the biggest name in photography at the time was Kodak (doing its best now to exit gracefully).

I guess all the above adds up to an excellent reason to not buy a K-3!

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(...only accounted for a small number of the players at the time, but it is enough to say that Ricoh is still here...)

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Did I hear somebody say cheese?


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Well, while at Disney, I learned that I don't like German food. Biergarten served beer cheese soup, also known as "how to ruin cheese soup"!
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Well, while at Disney, I learned that I don't like German food.
Did they have schnitzel on a stick??
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No. But they had a number of terrible things that I tried to like, but I couldn't.
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Is this thread trying to set the record for the longest thread with the lowest words per post average? Please, just answer "yes" or "no".

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QuoteOriginally posted by dansamy Quote
they had a number of terrible things that I tried to like, but I couldn't.
That describes my feelings about Disney perfectly.
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That describes my feelings about Disney perfectly.
No. I love Disney. Quite a lot! This was just the first time I tried the Biergarten restaurant in Germany World Showcase. We also tried Boma, the African inspired buffet at Animal Kingdom Lodge. That's another one that we've discovered we just don't like.
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My wife loves Disneyworld and I'm far less enthusiastic. If nothing else, there are lots of things to take pictures of, right?
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No. But they had a number of terrible things that I tried to like, but I couldn't.
All Disney food seems to be made from cardboard, regardless of any flavorings that they attempt to apply to it. Just my opinion.

But then again, I haven't been to any Disney in a while. Maybe it's changed - you pick the direction.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dansamy Quote
Well, while at Disney, I learned that I don't like German food. Biergarten served beer cheese soup, also known as "how to ruin cheese soup"!
The last time I was at Disney, I learned to not eat Disney food.


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