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The Five Principles of Pentax

Discussion in 'Pentax Chat' started by SXH, Oct 27, 2020.

  1. IvorETower

    IvorETower Little Buttercup

    Shouldn't there be 6 principles of Pentax, one for each letter of "Pentax" ?
     
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  2. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    That would make it Hexax.
     
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  3. IvorETower

    IvorETower Little Buttercup

    ... or Hextax?
     
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  4. John Farrell

    John Farrell Well-Known Member

    Or even Sextax...
     
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  5. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    The only tax men would queue up to pay!:p
     
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  6. IvorETower

    IvorETower Little Buttercup

    Well, a bit of fiddling around and you can almost get there.....
    • 1. P ower to capture images that allow for direct communication with the subject
    • 2. E njoy all the processes involved in taking a picture
    • 3. N ew cameras are designed through sheer devotion
    • 4 T he photographic experiences of our users are respected and we view this as an invaluable asset
    • 5. A level of quality and performance that can't be measured by numbers alone.
    • 6. X marks the Spot(matic)
     
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  7. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    Clearly the Japanese Mad Men have taken over the Pentax advertising. The art of saying a lot and and meaning nothing is a long-established one. If somebody can't communicate the least they can do is to shut up about it (to paraphrase Tom Lehrer).

    Or perhaps it was once comprehensible, but has been subjected to automated translation software (as used in instruction manuals), but not then checked by any 'native' English speakers (for example, the literate and erudite members here).

    I found an English translation of some Mishima short stories in the local library a few years ago, which had been translated from the original Japanese after the author's death. Some pages had footnotes stating that a particular phrase could be translated into English in different ways, and various alternatives were given. The explanation was that the translator would usually discuss the intended meaning with the author, but in this case that was impossible.
     
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  8. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    5 (of the many principles of Pentax) ...Sunrise, people working, slanting church, bent tree, clouds and trees

    Sept5-20-AP-Sat-000016 copy.jpg Sept5-20-AP-Sat-000017 copy.jpg Sept5-20-AP-Sat-000020 copy 2.JPG Sept5-20-AP-Sat-000024 copy.jpg Sept5-20-AP-Sat-000018 copy.jpg

    ;) ............ Kentmere 400 from September 2020

    Jack
     
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  9. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    Er, is that church meant to be at that angle?
    I only ask because the trees seem upright.

    S
     
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  10. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Outside of appraisal it could be upside down if so desired :)
     
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  11. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    I'm not sure, Steve, because of all the times we've driven by it, we've never gone and stepped
    in for a visit :eek:

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  12. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    It's not the picture I'm worried about, it's the builders.

    S
     
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  13. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    You are going to have to, now.

    S
     
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  14. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Sadly or luckily, Pete, I don't have those features in my photo manipulation software :eek: ....... ;)

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  15. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    :D :D :D

    Jack
     
  16. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    It’s dead easy. You just spin the print before you scan it!
     
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  17. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Or, Pete, just do a couple "rotate rights" ;)

    Sept5-20-AP-Sat-000020 copy 3.JPG

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  18. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Exactly, Steve .... depending when we can travel, again ;)

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
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  19. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    See - you do have the capability!
     
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  20. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    You sure he isn't just posting from Australia?

    S
     
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