Could this be true


philstaff

JAK

Link Posted 10/07/2017 - 22:34

Can you quote any reliable sources about it given Ricoh denies it?
This rumour came out back in April!
https://www.pentaxuser.com/news/ricoh-are-not-exiting-the-camera-market-1051 https://www.dpreview.com/news/2041805851/ricoh-denies-nikkei-report-that-it-may-...
John K
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HarisF1

Link Posted 10/07/2017 - 22:46
Given the fact that the first minute and a half consisted of "Pentax is doomed and not long for this world" and "Ignore everyone that says I'm wrong", I'm really not going to give this guy's ideas a second thought.

stub

Link Posted 10/07/2017 - 23:25
I dont believe this guy for a second... Though Ricoh's latest sales results for copiers and printers were shockingly poor... Camera sales are on the up...I bought a K1 last month....lol
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

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RobL

Link Posted 11/07/2017 - 08:16
Not the first 'knock Pentax' video from this fat freak we have seen here. Given his manner and tone I have to question his motives. All this 'I have connections' stuff is just malicious rumourmongering.

RobL

Link Posted 11/07/2017 - 08:45
When the K1 was launched its sales outstripped expectations, became the bestselling DSLR in Japan and a certain well-known retailer here in the UK told me that launch day was his busiest (and probably most profitable) ever. A similar sales success followed the 645Z after its launch so don't tell me no-one is buying Pentax; the K70 and KP have both received good reviews but Ricoh needs to get those new FF lenses launched and maybe get another FF body and MF body out as larger sensor bodies are the way things appear to be moving.
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philstaff

Link Posted 11/07/2017 - 09:30
thanks for all your feed back on this subject. I really enjoy the Pentax brand and this forum. I would hate to see the company fold. However your comments seem positive as to the future of the company

Regards Ian

ronniemac

Link Posted 11/07/2017 - 10:14
I do not understand why anyone on this forum would want to point us here to this attention seeking and unpleasant person who for reasons that escape me seems to want Pentax/Ricoh to cease to exist. He and others of his ilk have been predicting the demise of Pentax for years, but it remains in business, innovating and catering for the discerning photographer with affordable and well built products.

Ricoh's announcements about it's future plans for Pentax and Ricoh cameras are carefully worded and insightful, published for us to read. Press articles tend to look for sensation and conjure it up from where it doesn't exist by distorting the company's reports and taking text out of context. Youtube videographers like Theoria Apophasis then build on that sensationalist journalism to create ill informed rants to garner attention and reaction. Posting links to their trash and comments on their pages is exactly what they want us to do - so let's not fall for it.

My advice is to look up the source material from Ricoh and do not give publicity or credence to prejudicial video outbursts like that on the OP's link.
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Algernon

Link Posted 11/07/2017 - 10:24
Gosh! He's one big fat ugly bastard! with a big chip on his shoulder

Next year.... Pentax will still be here and he'll still be ...... one big fat ugly bastard! with a big chip on his shoulder

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philstaff

Link Posted 11/07/2017 - 12:06
ronniemac wrote:
I do not understand why anyone on this forum would want to point us here to this attention seeking and unpleasant person who for reasons that escape me seems to want Pentax/Ricoh to cease to exist. He and others of his ilk have been predicting the demise of Pentax for years, but it remains in business, innovating and catering for the discerning photographer with affordable and well built products.

Ricoh's announcements about it's future plans for Pentax and Ricoh cameras are carefully worded and insightful, published for us to read. Press articles tend to look for sensation and conjure it up from where it doesn't exist by distorting the company's reports and taking text out of context. Youtube videographers like Theoria Apophasis then build on that sensationalist journalism to create ill informed rants to garner attention and reaction. Posting links to their trash and comments on their pages is exactly what they want us to do - so let's not fall for it.

My advice is to look up the source material from Ricoh and do not give publicity or credence to prejudicial video outbursts like that on the OP's link.

philstaff

Link Posted 11/07/2017 - 12:15
philstaff wrote:
ronniemac wrote:
I do not understand why anyone on this forum would want to point us here to this attention seeking and unpleasant person who for reasons that escape me seems to want Pentax/Ricoh to cease to exist. He and others of his ilk have been predicting the demise of Pentax for years, but it remains in business, innovating and catering for the discerning photographer with affordable and well built products.

Ricoh's announcements about it's future plans for Pentax and Ricoh cameras are carefully worded and insightful, published for us to read. Press articles tend to look for sensation and conjure it up from where it doesn't exist by distorting the company's reports and taking text out of context. Youtube videographers like Theoria Apophasis then build on that sensationalist journalism to create ill informed rants to garner attention and reaction. Posting links to their trash and comments on their pages is exactly what they want us to do - so let's not fall for it.

My advice is to look up the source material from Ricoh and do not give publicity or credence to prejudicial video outbursts like that on the OP's link.


I simply saw the video on youtube and had a genuine concern for Pentax. I was unaware of the rebuff from Pentax or Richo to the claim. Hence the thread. To be fair with the guy he did state in the video. He would like Pentax would remain a contender in the market. I also think remarks to his physic or looks are uncalled for.

Regards Ian

Mag07

Link Posted 11/07/2017 - 12:49
I would never consider You Tube as a valid news source. If you are after varied opinions then sure, it's a great place. In modern day, facts can only be considered as facts if they come directly from the soure. Sadly.
'Photography...it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten....' (Aaron Siskind)

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stigg

Link Posted 11/07/2017 - 22:48
I do watch his videos but you have to take them with a pinch of salt as he is totally biased towards Nikon and Fuji and has a massive ego to feed!!!!
All the best
Brian

And come him slow or come him fast it is but death who comes at last.

NaimKhan

Link Posted 12/07/2017 - 23:10
True or not, I don't know. What I do know is that this guy is an a**hole.
PPG

michaelblue

Link Posted 13/07/2017 - 00:03
I could only manage 5 seconds of this complete and utter moron
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