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02-17-2016, 08:54 PM - 5 Likes   #1
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So, who do we buy a beer?

"When the team members traveled to Germany to attend the Photokina event, they were approached by a Pentaxian — an affectionate name given to PENTAX enthusiasts. He expressed his dissatisfaction with the lack of a full-frame model in PENTAX’s SLR lineup. “Thanks to my PENTAX camera, I found the fun of photography, and I want to step up to the next level. However, all PENTAX now offers is the choice of an APS-C-size model or a much larger 645-series model, and nothing in between.”

The team member recalls the event: “At that moment, all of us were reminded that we must do everything to serve our existing PENTAX users. And we were convinced that a new lens mount is out of the question. We would have to develop an SLR camera which would let our users use their K-mount lenses, and would feature the optical viewfinder that has been so highly praised by them.”


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I think we all deserve a beer...for been so many years by the side of Pentax.
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How much do you want to bet it was Alex?
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Today is a good day. A brand so beloved might fall on hard times but the enthusiasm of its fans (is there a better word? I don't know... ) keeps it going. Eventually, I think, it will be very successful. Something that generates enthusiasm is the sign of a strong brand. It's happened to Harley Davidson and Apple...

Pentax is not doomed.

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You can buy me a beer any time Clackers
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You can buy me a beer any time Clackers

Not sure whether you're actually taking credit, or simply want a beer, but either's fine by me, Wiz!
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I wouldn't mind tipping an elbow with you, clackers, or just about any of the rest of the fine folk of PF for that matter. And on this day, we do have reason to celebrate. Raise your glasses high, Pentaxians!
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I wouldn't mind tipping an elbow with you, clackers

Yeah, I'd have a toast of schnapps with you, JCD, and it would rapidly turn into this:




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Mine must be gluten free, hence I often drink alone. Not tonight though: sláinte!
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Mine must be gluten free, hence I often drink alone. Not tonight though: sláinte!

Take care, Jimr, make sure you have that designated driver ... a stern, teetotalling Leica owner or similar!

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Not sure whether you're actually taking credit, or simply want a beer, but either's fine by me, Wiz!
The latter Clarkie. Beer will always find a willing receptacle around me
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Here, here.

I'll buy a round.
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Here's to you clackers and all Pentaxians.
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I most certainly would not turn down a VB if you offered one
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Obviously it's very hard if you come from overseas for a limited time to have an opening in your schedule, but Pathdoc and I managed to meet up at the Belgian Beer Café when he was visiting for a conference. Introducing ourselves to other forum members? More of it, say I! :-D
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