Hoya to sell Pentax?


pentaxian450

Link Posted 04/11/2009 - 12:44
According to this, http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-news-rumors/78782-hoya-sell-pentax.htm... , Hoya seems determined to sell the Pentax camera division.
Yves (another one of those crazy Canucks)

Unlocker

Link Posted 04/11/2009 - 13:13
Just read through that and JVC and Hoya have already issued press statements saying it's not true!

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mowog

Link Posted 04/11/2009 - 17:43
Lets all chip in and buy it! In the present economic climate, we could probably get it for peanuts. Yes - A great opportunity, here! We could let the Japanese continue making the lenses and move body production to Britain. It could be the start of restoring our once great manufacturing industry. Maybe we could do what Cosina did and resurrect a respected name from the past... Yes! - Just think of it - The Thornton-Pickard full frame D1. SLR. I'd put in a few quid!

Ross Brawn took a failing Japanese FI team and turned it into world champions in one season, with a budget of 9 and some sticky tape! - C'mon, we can do it!
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Hyram

Link Posted 04/11/2009 - 18:06
mowog wrote:
Ross Brawn took a failing Japanese FI team and turned it into world champions in one season, with a budget of 9 and some sticky tape! - C'mon, we can do it!

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hefty1

Link Posted 04/11/2009 - 23:43
...and we'd be funded by Hoya. Even the first two letter are the same! It's an omen I tell ye!
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pentaxian450

Link Posted 05/11/2009 - 00:30
Both companies have issued statements, but somebody got this info somewhere. And companies trying to sell divisions have a history of keeping everything hush-hush until all the wrinkles have been ironed out. So, I wouldn't be surprised to hear some news about that later on.
Yves (another one of those crazy Canucks)

Anvh

Link Posted 05/11/2009 - 11:08
Samsung already said that they want to do something else in the DSLR range then Pentax so that's why it was already very unlikely that the news is true.
Samsung will bring out the NX next month I believe, no news if you they will have a K-mount adapter.
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