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09-18-2009, 11:43 PM   #1
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Why K7?

Anyone know why the 'latest and greatest' was named K7? I know there was a K2 but what happened to K3, 4, 5 & 6?


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QuoteOriginally posted by Spock Quote
Anyone know why the 'latest and greatest' was named K7? I know there was a K2 but what happened to K3, 4, 5 & 6?
They could have called it after a dog ,'The K9'.LOL!!!
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The number 7 is very auspicious in Japanese culture...that might have played a role in the name selection.

Look at the Canon - 7D, Nikon D7.....you get the idea...
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Hi, This a very interesting thread. Keep it going! Can anyone shed light on how the cameras are named.. 500D, D50, 5000D????

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The number 7 is very auspicious in Japanese culture...
Is it? I thought it was number 8 that was lucky in the Orient.
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Somewhere in this forum, there is the answer. My skills with the search function are just not letting me find it.

Itis named after the K-7 mountain (in Pakistan I think). It was climbed by a Japanese team 25 years ago.

The name of the camera is a tribute to the team, and a symbol of the rugged weather proof camera itself.

here is a link to the mountain: K7 Rock Walls

Like I said, somewhere in this forum all this is explained. I just can't find it.
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It is named after the K-7 mountain (in Pakistan I think). It was climbed by a Japanese team 25 years ago.

The name of the camera is a tribute to the team, and a symbol of the rugged weather proof camera itself.
Whether that is true or not - that's what I will tell people when they ask!
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I wonder too, why start at 7, unless you want to go into a completely no-sense naming scheme, like the km -> kx. Much better when the naming scheme tells you where something fits into the lineup.

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