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09-22-2017, 05:42 AM   #1
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Ricoh stop selling Pentax ? ( satire )

Pentax vers une production sur commande
Translation :
Ricoh stop selling Pentax and only produces Order-only !
Client can visit factory and assemble their own body ?!?!?


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09-22-2017, 05:46 AM   #2
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lol very funny

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I'll have a 100MP MF sensor in a mirrorless sized body with liquid metal technology to adapt any lens to the body. Yep, that will just about start my order.
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QuoteOriginally posted by redcat Quote
Pentax vers une production sur commande
Translation :
Ricoh stop selling Pentax and only produces Order-only !
Client can visit factory and assemble their own body ?!?!?
Some people should read the foreword on the 'About Us' page :

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QuoteOriginally posted by Pixel Rond:
Nous rappelons à nos lecteurs que tous les articles publiés ici sont faux et rédigés afin d'animer la communauté photographique. La référence à des personnalités, des entreprises ou des institutions publiques est faite dans un but humoristique et satirique. Mais les meilleurs d'entre-vous ont déjà bien sûr compris cela !
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"We remind our readers that all the articles published here are false and written in order to entertain the photographic community. Any references to personalities, companies or public institutions is made for a humorous and satirical purpose. But the best of you have already understood this!"
09-22-2017, 06:00 AM   #4
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Your clickbait title does not cover the content of the article which is likely not true. Such a strategy could be tried, but if "mass" production would be stopped, that would very likely be the end of the brand as few people will be able to afford a custom product.

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Saw this on the Pentax K1 Facebook page. As one of the commenters said, it's like the French photography-related version of the Onion. They also have an article on how a photographer gave up his career because his pirated copy of Photoshop stopped working. Mildly amusing. I was counting the minutes until this would appear on PF with doom and gloom.

On the other hand, the information on Ricoh's use of 3D-Printers for tool manufacturing posted in the same thread is quite interesting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
Mods, please lock and delete thread.
Just lock it, so that the same clickbait doesn't get posted again... and again... and again... and again.. and...

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Thread are getting more and more interesting these days. Ricoh may have switched to a Life Time Value (LTV) for Pentax; that can be ok for awhile.
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Another Chicken Little Thread

Imagine if I'm new to this, and on the fence on buying Pentax or another brand. Fake news like this could be in itself a dealbreaker. Enough already! #self-fulfilling prophecy

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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
Mods, please lock and delete thread.
Yeah. Kill it with fire.

The article itself is not funny; it's stupid and ill intended.
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In before the lock!
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Maybe add something like "[FALSE]" to the thread title...?

EDIT: or nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
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Another vote for "Delete thread", lest it attract 20 pages of silliness.
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Like The Onion? But The Onion is often quite funny....how is this like that?
But hey...we're all one step closer to there being no truth left.
Sweepstake on number of pages before lock? I'll take 3.
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Deleting the thread will not undo the damage already done since the news aggregators have no doubt already scraped it into the database. Be careful what you write in the interweb,because what is done cannot be undone.
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Oh boy, I would really mess things up if I were to assemble my own camera. Probably I'll have a couple of screws missing, probably an inverted focusing screen and I don't know what next. But you guys are right. The mods should kill this thread before sentiments and arguments come in.

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