Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
04-16-2014, 07:42 PM   #16
Pentaxian
bobmaxja's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Laval, Quebec Canada
Posts: 1,731
80% of the brand in the world start as a company. You can name most of the big name outhere. Look at all the brands in automotive, airline industry, appliance , electronics, toys, tools most of them were company bought buy somebody else that fell that will make them a great brand for their own company.

04-16-2014, 08:06 PM - 1 Like   #17
Site Supporter
stevebrot's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Vancouver (USA)
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 27,264
QuoteOriginally posted by DuyNguyen Quote
well i think i just posted a very senseless thread may be ?
Ya think?
04-16-2014, 08:16 PM   #18
New Member
DuyNguyen's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: TX
Posts: 22
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Ya think?
Yup since this is not even a disscusstion more like a little moment for myself, just wanted to share and see how many people had the same thought
04-16-2014, 09:45 PM   #19
Site Supporter




Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Perrineville, NJ
Posts: 1,365
You can be forgiven for being new here, but we really didn't need yet another thread on this topic....

04-16-2014, 10:16 PM   #20
New Member
DuyNguyen's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: TX
Posts: 22
Original Poster
@Tanzer
First, as i said i would love to share my opinion not bringing up a argument.
Second, "forgiven"? Didn't I make my self clear? I ASK what people think of this changes, never said a things about Pentax nor Ricoh products being bad but their marketing tactics.
04-16-2014, 10:56 PM   #21
Veteran Member
wullemaha's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Tokyo
Posts: 503
QuoteOriginally posted by DuyNguyen Quote
Second, "forgiven"?
Ah, don't take the old cats too serious ;-)
We're all friends around here, even if the wording sometimes might come across as harsh.
Take it as quarrels between brothers ;-)
04-16-2014, 11:05 PM   #22
New Member
DuyNguyen's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: TX
Posts: 22
Original Poster
@wullemaha
In fact I'm not mad at all just trying to clear things out.
04-17-2014, 02:08 AM   #23
Pentaxian
RonHendriks1966's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 8,714
Well the way I see it is that Pentax is in good hands with Ricoh. With the current developement in cameraland I don't think that Hoya would have kept it alive for a long time. Also a stand-alone scenario wouldn't have much future with decreasing camerasales (as a whole) in a market where smartphones take over the cameraworld.


My meet in januari:
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/16-pentax-news-rumors/248845-ricoh-imaging-europe-s-s-report-meeting.html

04-17-2014, 03:48 AM   #24
Loyal Site Supporter
monochrome's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kirkwood (St. Louis) MO
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 20,330
QuoteOriginally posted by DuyNguyen Quote
@wullemaha
In fact I'm not mad at all just trying to clear things out.
I think the more negative responses might be because we've been over this ground many times already and have moved on. We really don't want to look at what is, to us, the past. We want to talk about the future, which is bright.

If you really wanted to know how people feel (or felt) about this subject you could simply read the myriad posts made on the Ricoh since, oh, 2011.
04-17-2014, 03:52 AM   #25
Site Supporter




Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Gladys, Virginia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 16,009
I have no problem with Ricoh sticking their name on Pentax bodies as long as they are willing to stick money into the R and D coffers as well to push great new products along.

To me, Ricoh has done an awesome job of taking the Pentax history and vision and continuing to release products that fit well with that. Unlike Hoya, who at best were care takers for awhile, but clearly couldn't have cared less about investing real money into turning out new products -- either glass or bodies.
04-17-2014, 04:01 AM   #26
Loyal Site Supporter
RockvilleBob's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lewes DE USA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,689
Pentax on the box means a lot of old boxes filled with laggard products sitting around on back shelves
Ricoh on box means new, industry leading products plus long lost products like the 1.4 TC available.

Let's see...
On one hand Pentax with nothing new versus Ricoh with great new products
Nothing new vs market leading products and protecting my investment in K mount lenses

I'll have to sleep on that overnight.
04-17-2014, 04:59 AM   #27
Pentaxian
Clavius's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: De Klundert
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,118
Fact is, Ricoh is doing some very good things for Pentax. Obvious evidence is the abundance of new and good products. So, selling your soul does certainly have advantages. Just don't hang your identity on a camera brand. There are other more stabile camera brands for that.
04-17-2014, 06:10 AM   #28
Veteran Member




Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Iowa
Photos: Albums
Posts: 2,269
What's in a name? Not a helluva lot, really. A camera is a tool. Would a Stanley hammer pound in a nail less efficiently if you slapped a "Fisher-Price" sticker on it? No. Anyway, the cameras still say Pentax right on the front. I don't see the problem, and I wouldn't care if they said Ricoh on the front. If it's a good camera, it's a good camera.

This is a dumb thread. There... I said it.
04-17-2014, 06:20 AM   #29
Loyal Site Supporter
monochrome's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Kirkwood (St. Louis) MO
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 20,330
QuoteOriginally posted by Clavius Quote
selling your soul does certainly have advantage
Pentax sold your soul in February, 2006. Or 2001.
04-17-2014, 06:23 AM   #30
Pentaxian




Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Western Canada
Posts: 4,072
I've had Pentax SLR's since 1968. I liked the screw mount cameras and the K series.

I was and am very pleased that Ricoh bought Pentax and I think they've done wonderful things with the brand.

I've got a Pentax K10D, K-m and about 10 Pentax digital lenses...all bought new since Nov. 2007. They all say Pentax....although I'm not sure what my new 18-135mm WR...shipping in from Pentax will say.

Eventually I wouldn't be surprised if I get a Pentax K-3. The fact that it says Pentax on the front...and Ricoh on the back...fine with me.

However I do prefer (strongly) to see the camera equipment to continue to be known as the Pentax brand. With 46 years of Pentax ownership...I suppose I'm a Pentax brand loyalist.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
name, pentax, pentaxian, ricoh
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pets Well, what is it? What do you want from me? I am just a mere kat. rrstuff Post Your Photos! 6 02-17-2014 08:37 PM
Ricoh announces company name change - no more Pentax Ricoh Imaging, just Ricoh. rawr Pentax News and Rumors 528 10-28-2013 04:39 PM
Nature Not bad for using a TC? What do you think? volley Post Your Photos! 5 01-20-2013 10:45 PM
10-17 Pentax fisheye + W/ A- what do you think ? lesmore49 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 17 09-13-2009 10:31 AM
What do you think about ''Digipod'' brand? Knight Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 9 04-25-2009 02:50 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:05 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top