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05-24-2016, 06:20 PM   #1
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No "ricoh"

After two weeks enjoying my K1, I just now noticed that nowhere on the camera does "RICOH" appear - just PENTAX - how very curious!

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Only the K-3 had that. They got rid of it on the K-3 II too. Think they realized how stupid it was

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Think they realized how stupid it was
One of the very rare instances where people in corporate marketing prove they have functioning brains.

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Considering the wilderness years that pentax went through, and now a few years down the road we've had the K-3, K-3ii, and K-1; I actually wouldn't object to a small ricoh badge on the back. I feel they deserve it!

Just imagine an alternative universe where it says 'Hoya' - and then a 'Ricoh' badge doesn't seem so bad after all!

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QuoteOriginally posted by robthebloke Quote
Considering the wilderness years that pentax went through, and now a few years down the road we've had the K-3, K-3ii, and K-1; I actually wouldn't object to a small ricoh badge on the back. I feel they deserve it!

Just imagine an alternative universe where it says 'Hoya' - and then a 'Ricoh' badge doesn't seem so bad after all!
After all the Hoo Haw, and the thread that never dies, when I actually saw the Ricoh on the back of my K-3 I thought, "Huh. It's so small."
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QuoteOriginally posted by PENFRED Quote
After two weeks enjoying my K1, I just now noticed that nowhere on the camera does "RICOH" appear - just PENTAX - how very curious!
Take a close look at the bottom plate.
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Take a close look at the bottom plate.
Take a close look at the battery pack.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cannikin Quote
Take a close look at the bottom plate.
Sure, it says Ricoh Imaging Company Ltd. It also says PENTAX K-1.

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Well here is the link with the original complaint about Ricoh's name on the camera body.I remember commenting at the time on it...
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You know that this thread and your picture is going to make it back to Toyko - to the person who made the decision, with the caption - "Motorcycle lady does not like Ricoh label" (オートバイの女性はリコーラベルを好きではない).
Later on the next body release everyone noticed that "Ricoh" was gone - and folks commented positively on it at the time. I really doubt that anyone really expected that to happen.

However, in my mind - that one simple act by Ricoh cemented the understanding that Ricoh was in Pentax for the long haul, and just not to strip corporate assets like Hoya did. I think that single small action probably bought more loyalty with the Pentax user community than anything else - with respect to Ricoh's ownership. To me, it signified that Ricoh was listening and actually heard a part of the user base. A small concession that probably no other larger company would not have made.

Then they have followed through with the K3II and now the K1 - showing that Pentax is in safe hands with Ricoh.

I am guessing on this - but Lauren probably is single handily responsible for the purchased of more Pentax bodies than anyone else we have heard of. It looks like she has probably purchased 10+ bodies and what 3 to 4 lenses for each body for the company she works for? She is a one lady wrecking crew.

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They could have done it, but as they said in these interview series they really wanted to have a pentax camera. and I like the fact that they used and kept the "pentax" alive...
(btw. still waiting on my grip )
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Truthfully, I don't mind Ricoh including their brand on the Pentax camera anymore. I wasn't overly fond of it on my K3 but Ricoh is proving to be a good steward for the Pentax brand and the Pentax product line. And if they did include it, it wouldn't bother me the way it originally did.
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Seeing Minolta's cameras branded as KonicaMinolta was what told me Minolta was dying and dissuaded me from ever buying one of their cameras again. PentaxRicoh or RicohPentax, or more prominent Ricoh branding, would have had the same effect. They did well to withdraw it, except as obligatory fine print on the base plate.
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Did anyone complain when it was Asahi Pentax? That was right on the front.
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*facepalm* Here we go again with the dread Hocir nonsense.

Psst!: It says Ricoh on the box, manual and warranty cards.

You go to www.pentax.com and it says on the bottom of the pages:
RICOH
Imagine Change
2016 RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LTD. All Rights Reserved.

Seems like a lot of Pentaxians can't imagine change.
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