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01-02-2019, 11:34 AM - 1 Like   #61
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^ It's all good!

Only 57 more days until CP+! Will we see something before, during, or after CP+? Who knows!
Only 52 days until they turn asahi man loose.

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^ Hahahaha!

He'll probably start posting some random stuff in the near future.
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Asahi Optical Co and successors no longer exists. It was wholly merged into Hoya Corp. Pentax isn’t a company, per se. It is just a brand of cameras and lenses marketed by Ricoh Imaging Co. Ltd., and not even a trade name until 1957 or so. If Ricoh does anything to mark the 100th Anniversary of the Asahi Optical Co. It will be purely a marketing gimmick.
That is absolutely correct, and therein lies the rub. Pentax is a surprisingly resilient brand given its history between Asahi, Honeywell, Hoya and now Ricoh....hell of a ride.
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Yeah, we're lucky that Ricoh bought the brand and not Sony. Just look at what happened to Konica/Minolta (or even Ericsson) to know why.

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Just yesterday I realized that this years it's not only 100 years of Asahi Pentax, it was 50 years ago that Pentax introduced the 67. I way always under (wrong) impression that K-mount was the first bayonet type mount of Pentax but it was 67. I dont even know if there are 6x7 sensors out there but it would be a nice surprise if Pentax would come out with a digital 67. Now, since 645 has come down considerably in price and new players enter the MF game, Pentax could blow them if they produced a 67 for let's say 10k. They could even consider going mirrorless with it since the old 67 system is long gone. I wonder if Pros would appreciate such an adding format-wsie.

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