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11-21-2013, 08:28 AM   #736
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I "has" a dream... to "has" K-3 FF children... too corny!?

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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
I'm not sure what an endoscope is, but that sounds yucky.
The important thing is that none say Ricoh on either end.


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
The important thing is that none say Ricoh on either end.


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You mean I'd like it more if it said Pentax?
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Sooo... 1 more post and I can has K-3!?

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Sooo... 1 more post and I can has K-3!?
Ya, let me know how that turns out for you.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Nesster Quote
Actually the first K Rikenons were made by Asahi, and all but the 200 were the same as Pentax K lenses; the 200 was a Pentax M.
I remember this as well from back-in-the-day and from prior discussions on this site, though I have not been able to pin down exactly which lenses were involved beyond the fairly obvious 200mm. For example, there is no Pentax-K 50/2 or 50/1.7 while both were available as XR Rikenon normal lenses for the earliest (1975*) K-mount Ricoh cameras.


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(...thinking that he should get a XR-Rikenon 200/4 as stablemate for the Pentax-M 200/4...)

* Yes, 1975. Ricoh debuted their K-mount cameras and lenses very close on the heel of those from Pentax.

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You mean I'd like it more if it said Pentax?
I don't think anyone likes the ones Nesster is referring to.

The one at my Ear/Nose/Throat surgeon's office (they use them too) had a 'Pentax' logo on the front. I was too busy to check it for 'Hoya'.
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QuoteOriginally posted by THoog Quote
I don't think anyone likes the ones Nesster is referring to.

The one at my Ear/Nose/Throat surgeon's office (they use them too) had a 'Pentax' logo on the front. I was too busy to check it for 'Hoya'.
Yep, the ENT versions are fairly petite and generally well-tolerated. The other types may require sedation...heavy sedation...

The Pentax endoscopy products were among those that Hoya chose to retain.


Hey! How about that strange weather, eh?

Do Pentax binoculars, rifle and spotting scopes say Ricoh on the back?


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Yep, the ENT versions are fairly petite and generally well-tolerated. The other types may require sedation...heavy sedation...

The Pentax endoscopy products were among those that Hoya chose to retain.


Hey! How about that strange weather, eh?

Do Pentax binoculars, rifle and spotting scopes say Ricoh on the back?

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The impression I got was that medical imaging was the primary/only part of Pentax Hoya was interested in. Cameras were just baggage.

I've never seen a Pentax scope or bino, but the real question is whether the latest models (if any) have Ricoh on them.

When Ricoh took over IBM's print division, the last InfoPrint printer we bought was clearly a RICOH (even though the rest of the body was identical). Like most things, it probably depends on the exec in charge of the division whether and where they slap their logo.
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I could be interested at some point, but the price is going to have to come down a bit.
Give it 6 months and at 800 odd it could tempt a few
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QuoteOriginally posted by THoog Quote
the latest models (if any) have Ricoh on them.
Oh, there are plenty of models. Pentax is an active player in that space. If there is Ricoh branding it is not obvious from the product photos.

Digital Binoculars - Sport Optics by PENTAX


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Oh, there are plenty of models. Pentax is an active player in that space. If there is Ricoh branding it is not obvious from the product photos.

Digital Binoculars - Sport Optics by PENTAX


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Sure, I just mean new releases from this point forward. AFAIK, Ricoh didn't put their name on the back of the K-50 or K-500. Maybe the K-3 got some suit's attention, and the word came down that they want 'Ricoh' on new Pentax products.

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So, whaddya think, should we take this thread to 4x the cheese sandwich thread, then all move to "Pentax is Doomed"? That one seems to have potential.
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QuoteOriginally posted by THoog Quote
So, whaddya think, should we take this thread to 4x the cheese sandwich thread,
We're nearly there.
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Multitasking drives me... I'll butcher both threads if i have too .

Btw... I passed that 1000 post restrain... but I realized I have another... don't know it yet, but I am actively searching it.
Could be because Pentax is doomed...
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