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Ricoh Re-org

Discussion in 'Pentax Chat' started by SXH, Jan 21, 2022.

  1. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    SRS have a "buy a body receive a free lens or grip" offer at the moment and there are some big discounts on lenses too.
     
  2. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Which suggests that the Wex offers are not as exclusive as they claim...
     
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  3. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    The ones I looked at are exactly the same, buy a K1 or K3 and get a free grip, buy a K3 and Grip, get a free 35mm lens.
     
  4. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Which may attract some people but, as has been said, probably only Pentax users will hear about the offers. Which is part of the problem. Pentax have little or no marketing in this country. Even Pentax UK is in abeyance (is that the word?) and the web-site redirects to Pentax Europe. I think they may have given up on us. Don't know about Europe/The USA. They do apparently have a strong following in Japan (and the rest of Asia?) which might support their new cottage industry manufacturing strategy, assuming they can get away with the associated price hikes.
     
  5. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    It looks pretty unlikely that they are planning to launch upgraded models though it could be a way to get more UK customers.
     
  6. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Pentax was around, before, and will outlast Keith Richards :D. They've got enough around to keep
    me happy in my twilight years :)

    Cheers,
    Jack
     
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  7. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    I think it highly likely that Pentax will outlast Keith Richards but by how much is another matter.
     
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  8. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    :D :D ....... good point, Geoff :D

    Cheers,
    Jack
     
  9. GeoffR

    GeoffR Well-Known Member

    To be fair, Pentax has kept going a lot longer than many another manufacturer! It seems that the camera industry has much in common with aviation. To make a small fortune from either one must start with a large one.
     
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  10. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    My lovely black Pentax Super A is still going strong, well looked after, hardly a mark on it, and bought new in 1988.
     
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  11. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    As are my Pentax MX's from 1986 and 1994, Mark :).

    a few snaps from last month using my MX, 35/2.8 and Kentmere 400

    Feb6-22-AP-Sun-000008 copy.jpg Feb6-22-Insta-Sun-000014 copy.jpg

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
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  12. Mark101

    Mark101 Well-Known Member

    I worked my way through a Spotmatic F, MX, ME,Program A and only the Super A & Program A are left. Boy, I loved that era for cameras.
     
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  13. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    started with a K1000 in July 1985, moved up to a MX and ME Super in 1986 (because they could take winders ;) ... lost the ME Super to death ... moved up to
    a PZ1 -- woooo hoooo, Auto focus -- in 1993, after getting a beating and dosh from police dept :eek:. Had a number of PZ1's up until 2002 when I got a digital
    camera -- Canon G2 -- got my first DSLR (a Pentax) in November 2004 -- IST*Ds, a K200D x 2 in 2008 ... a K-r in 2011 and a K-50 in 2014 and, lastly, a K3 in 2017 :D
    I still have, film wise, my original MX from 1986, PZ1 and a PZ1P from a mate in 2015 and a couple of AsahiFlex IIb's from 1997 and 2021 and, regularly, use the
    PZ1P, MX (from 1995) and the Asahiflex IIb's :D

    Cheers,
    Jack
     
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  14. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    When I started in photography, towards the end of the 1960s, the received wisdom was that Nikon was toughest, Pentax was prettiest and Canon was the least bad compromise...

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    Pentax Spotmatic with Rikenon f1-2 lens Nikon F 1996-20_23.jpg

    Camera Canon FTB G2 1020526.JPG
     
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  15. nimbus

    nimbus Well-Known Member

    In old age Nikon have probably proven to be the toughest. I found Pentax M42 cameras tend to suffer shutter taper and Canon seem to suffer their own problems.
     
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  16. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    Agreed.

    That said, the Canon FP / FT series had a very good reputation for reliability, according to some very high volume people like school photographers. They'd wind through twenty or more rolls a day, five days a week, which is more than any of the press photographers I knew, when I worked in newspapers.
     
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  17. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    There's a theme competition this month which is perfect for that second shot. Just sayin'.
     
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  18. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Thanks for the heads up, @Zou :)
    Cheers,
    Jack
     
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  19. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

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  20. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Intriguing, Steve ..... thanks :)

    Cheers,
    Jack
     

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