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03-28-2018, 03:50 PM   #1
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"Why Pentax?" event

From the event which held at Nagoya Convention Hall Fourth Floor Large Conference Room on 24th March 2018.

PENTAX Experience & Talk Live: "Why PENTAX?" from Nagoya Venue | PENTAXever.com

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Bold name for an event.

Shame on me, but this is the image that popped into my head. Take it to mean whatever you like:

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QuoteOriginally posted by BrianR Quote
Bold name for an event.

Shame on me, but this is the image that popped into my head. Take it to mean whatever you like:
Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it.


[screaming]

You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!
03-28-2018, 04:54 PM   #4
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Who is behind PENTAXever?

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Earlier today - noon, I finally decided to drive over to Tempe Camera. I've been trying to decide on a new camera backpack for a couple of years now, as my mainstay is 12+ years old and pretty beat up, and the zippers are stuck. I was talking to a sales person and asked if I could try out a D800 and Tamron 15-30 plus a 70-200 for a size and fit check in the bag. So, he said you shoot Nikon and I replied - no but you probably don't carry Pentax. He smiled and said, that they do and went over and pulled off their K1 and 15-30 from a little display around the corner. Then he said - I only wish that they would advertise - even a little bit, we could sell a lot more. No one has heard about - let alone knows anything about them, which is a real shame. Then he added that the 645Z does gets a lot of rental action. Actually, that was nice to hear!

As a side note, for a retail brick and mortar - they had about 8 sales folks and a couple of repair and rental folks - with a fair amount of business while we were there. But then they are just down the street from ASU, and the university keeps them in business.



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Who is behind PENTAXever?
My question too, when I saw the [Donate] button off to the right hand side. I thought that it was somewhat odd.

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QuoteOriginally posted by BrianR Quote
Bold name for an event.

Shame on me, but this is the image that popped into my head. Take it to mean whatever you like:
Love it.

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= I only wish that they would advertise - even a little bit, we could sell a lot more. No one has heard about - let alone knows anything about them, which is a real shame. Then he added that the 645Z does gets a lot of rental action. Actually, that was nice to hear!
Unfortunately, Pentax has one of the least effective marketing strategies. I mean they don't throw a party like Sony does but come on, they are not even willing to pay display fee to BestBuy to carry their cameras. K-S, K50, K70 etc line is a perfect rival to Nikon/Canon equivalent for the beginners. If you walk into the store and you don't see it, you end up buying other brands. Simple!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentax_WA Quote
are not even willing to pay display fee to BestBuy to carry their cameras.
Maybe, just maybe, they have a "donate" button on a certain site to raise money for that.
03-28-2018, 06:44 PM   #8
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There are some more images here.

?PENTAX ??&?????? Why PENTAX???????????????????????? - ????

Apparently, there was some vague talk about the the next high-end APS-C camera at the event. It is said to be more than a simple progression of the K-7 to K-3 lineage. One speaker mentioned that it would be a “new concept”, but that could mean any number of things.

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Who is behind PENTAXever?
I don't know. But he always spams all the Pentax groups on Facebook...
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QuoteOriginally posted by JPT Quote
There are some more images here.

?PENTAX ??&?????? Why PENTAX???????????????????????? - ????

Apparently, there was some vague talk about the the next high-end APS-C camera at the event. It is said to be more than a simple progression of the K-7 to K-3 lineage. One speaker mentioned that it would be a “new concept”, but that could mean any number of things.
Oh dear. Here we go.
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Oh dear. Here we go.
Yep, +100 pages discussing K-3 II successor
03-29-2018, 09:39 AM   #12
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Bold name for an event.
Appears to be an official Ricoh event.

QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
Who is behind PENTAXever?
Some fanboy/blogger aspiring to PF greatness?

Donate button is non-functional, but the page should be labeled malicious...spawns tons of memory-hungry scripts.


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Appears to be an official Ricoh event.



Some fanboy/blogger aspiring to PF greatness?

Donate button is non-functional, but the page should be labeled malicious...spawns tons of memory-hungry scripts.


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