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04-16-2012, 02:31 PM   #1
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Pentax on front cover of Popular Photography May/2012





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See - https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-5-forum/182687-very-dirty-k5-cov...otography.html

It's a K-7 with a DA 18-55 AL lens ?! Not a K-5 with a "WR" lens ... go figure!
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Hmm shouldn't that be 'poop photography'? And why have they blacked out the Pentax logo? I always see Canon or Nikon logos on the front of photography mags.
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QuoteOriginally posted by ihasa Quote
Hmm shouldn't that be 'poop photography'? And why have they blacked out the Pentax logo? I always see Canon or Nikon logos on the front of photography mags.
Because Pentax doesn't pay grease to them for product placement.

Top it off with they're idiots for doing that to a K7 with a NON-WR lens and you've got a great situation. I understand from elsewhere that Pentax is not featured in the article but a new Canon is the focus.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ihasa Quote
Hmm shouldn't that be 'poop photography'? And why have they blacked out the Pentax logo? I always see Canon or Nikon logos on the front of photography mags.
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Because Pentax doesn't pay grease to them for product placement.
That's sort of right, but not 100% - product placement happens through advertiser loyalty with most publications, the more and longer you advertise the more kickbacks (product placements and such) you will earn, and rightfully so. The puzzling thing here is why show any Pentax branding on this? This could be a good faith showing by pop photog to get Ricoh to drop some money for advertising, this sort of thing is not unheard of and actually quite common in the publishing industry -> "Hey Ricoh, we dropped you a bone on our cover, now purchase that full page spread in next months edition as promised"...
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Interesting that they did that with a non-WR lens - proves that nobody knows anything (or cares to know stuff) about Pentax

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