Discussion in 'Pentax Chat' started by SXH, Oct 27, 2020.
Shouldn't there be 6 principles of Pentax, one for each letter of "Pentax" ?
That would make it Hexax.
... or Hextax?
Or even Sextax...
The only tax men would queue up to pay!
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)
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.
5 (of the many principles of Pentax) ...Sunrise, people working, slanting church, bent tree, clouds and trees
............ Kentmere 400 from September 2020
Er, is that church meant to be at that angle?
I only ask because the trees seem upright.
Outside of appraisal it could be upside down if so desired
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
It's not the picture I'm worried about, it's the builders.
You are going to have to, now.
Sadly or luckily, Pete, I don't have those features in my photo manipulation software .......
It’s dead easy. You just spin the print before you scan it!
Or, Pete, just do a couple "rotate rights"
Exactly, Steve .... depending when we can travel, again
See - you do have the capability!
You sure he isn't just posting from Australia?
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