So what are you going to do RE: Ricoh purchase of Pentax

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K10D

Link Posted 03/07/2011 - 00:39
I voted no. I still have lenses from 1974 and there's nothing on the current lens or body offerings that would give me anything I don't already have covered. My last purchase was a replacement 16-50 SDM due to me breaking my first example. Before that it was the 50-135 SDM in 2009.

I have been buying lenses etc. since, but from the bright side.

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doingthebobs

Link Posted 03/07/2011 - 00:44
I have voted yes. The K5 purchase is going to happen soon.

If Pentax were to stop tomorrow, I would still be using my pentax kit for years to come. I am generally happy with my K10 at the moment but some of the features of the K5 do overcome some of the limitations on the K10. My investment in lenses will still take good pictures just the same, even if the k mount was discontinued. Perhaps I would be able to pick up a few bargains!

So long as they want to produce SLR cameras why not use the k mount? Why would Ricoh want to reinvent the wheel.

RioRico

Link Posted 03/07/2011 - 06:42
I voted no. I can't afford anything new; I wasn't going to buy anything new anyway; the Ricoh deal makes no difference. And if I *could* afford anything, it would likely be a Sony NEX, which can mount many lenses. If Ricoh-Pentax comes up with anything comparable by the time I can afford it, great. If not, no big deal.

DrOrloff

Link Posted 03/07/2011 - 10:41
It depends on my bank account and not corporate shenanigans.
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mayday

Link Posted 03/07/2011 - 10:49
My wife just looked over my shoulder and said "Vote No!"
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Crossed-up

Link Posted 03/07/2011 - 11:32
DrOrloff wrote:
It depends on my bank account and not corporate shenanigans.

I voted No for the same reason. The Ricoh situation may influence what I buy in the future but only in as far as it determines what Pentax will have on the market at that time.
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Mannesty

Link Posted 03/07/2011 - 12:25
No, only because i have everything I want and/or need.

I wonder how long it will be before this site is renamed to Ricoh User?

Ricoh, another photocopier company, doesn't seem to have the same kudos as the Pentax name.

puma

Link Posted 03/07/2011 - 12:37
Just had a look at this link

puma

Link Posted 03/07/2011 - 12:43
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Ricoh targets 100 billion yen in annual sales from digital cameras in three years, almost double their combined sales at present.

Does this mean that all the prices are going to go up? So as for a lens that would normally cost us £299.00 would cost with the buy out now cost us £399. To make the 100 billion yen????? Would not like to see that.
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johnwhit

Link Posted 03/07/2011 - 12:45
puma wrote:
Just had a look at this link

That looks promising

John
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johnwhit

Link Posted 03/07/2011 - 12:47
puma wrote:
Does this mean that all the prices are going to go up? So as for a lens that would normally cost us £299.00 would cost with the buy out now cost us £399. To make the 100 billion yen????? Would not like to see that.

I doubt the market and the brand will stand that kind of increase.

John
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puma

Link Posted 03/07/2011 - 12:48
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That looks promising

It does iam just a bit worried about the cost of it all like who’s going to pay for it??
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ChrisA

Link Posted 03/07/2011 - 13:15
puma wrote:
Quote:
Ricoh targets 100 billion yen in annual sales from digital cameras in three years, almost double their combined sales at present.

Does this mean that all the prices are going to go up?

If the Ricoh president's statement is really true:
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"Capturing the consumer market has long been our goal," said Ricoh President Shiro Kondo.

... then I'd have thought that a price drop is at least as likely.

I answered 'Not sure'. I've been thinking about the K-5 for some time now, and as I'm approaching the point where I've saved up enough, I might have to make an actual decision soon
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Last Edited by ChrisA on 03/07/2011 - 13:17

Algernon

Link Posted 03/07/2011 - 13:33
Could be a bogoff buy a Pentax and get a free Ricoh

Ricoh in the past have sub-contracted lens production (some to Tomioka) so it would be nice if they bought in re-badged lenses like the Tokina 80-400mm which could be easily done by the 1st October 2011
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trixie

Link Posted 03/07/2011 - 14:11
Very suprised by the news that Ricoh have bought Pentax, not very happy about it, I had a compact ricoh and found it very"cheap and plasticy" soon got rid of it, I had planned to buy a bigger zoom for my K-x this year and hope that nothing will change with the buy out, Happy to stay with pentax Cheers Trixie
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