Will pentax user be come Ricoh user ?


puma

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 00:19
Well looking at the K3 which is now called Ricoh K3 and seeing manuals that Is coming out that says Ricoh on them will Pentax user now be come Ricoh user ????
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johnriley

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 00:24
It isn't called the Ricoh K-3, it's called the Pentax K-3. Ricoh Imaging is the company that makes Pentax cameras and lenses.

Pentax User remains Pentax User.

Hope that clears it up for you!
Best regards, John

puma

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 00:26



are you sure John ?? it looks like Ricoh to me
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Last Edited by puma on 08/10/2013 - 00:26

johnriley

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 00:27
Yes, I'm sure. Have a look at the front of the camera.
Best regards, John

puma

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 00:27
but for how long John ? as it use to say it on both sides ?
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Last Edited by puma on 08/10/2013 - 00:28

johnriley

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 00:33
Not sure what point you're making here Shaun.

I think there are more pressing things to fret about than speculating on the unknown future. It really doesn't matter what the range is called, but clearly Ricoh have decided Pentax will apply to DSLRs and RIcoh to compacts.

Which is what they said right from the beginning.
Best regards, John

puma

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 00:35
sorry John i mean will the name Pentax go and Ricoh take over the brand name fully and if so will pentax user turn to Ricoh user then as well
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Last Edited by puma on 08/10/2013 - 00:36

johnriley

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 00:42
I've answered your question as best I can and no more do I know.
Best regards, John

cameraboy

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 01:51
Hi to all, I have just read the hands on by the dpreview team and from the looks of it the canon/nikon teams will be scrambling to try and get up there. An answer to you Puma is that Pentax is now a brand name owned by ricoh, no point in them changing a brand name that sells for something that won't. Anyhow I am glad I have waited might upgrade now to a k3. Regards Ian
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 02:36
Pentax is still the brand,so I cant see any reason whatsoever ever to change the forum to Ricoh user.

The brand name Pentax isn't going anywhere.
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cameraboy

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 06:25
true true
Smeggypants wrote:
Pentax is still the brand,so I cant see any reason whatsoever ever to change the forum to Ricoh user.

The brand name Pentax isn't going anywhere.


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Pentaxophile

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 07:42
Lumix is the brand name for Panasonic cameras. The forum for Panasonic Lumix cameras is called... Lumix G Forums. Not Panasonic forums. Pentax is the brand name Ricoh are retaining for their DSLR range. So this forum can stay 'Pentax User'.
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bforbes

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 09:27
Pentax/Ricoh? I started with Ricoh film cameras so it does not bother me
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Mongoose

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 09:45
It's the Ricoh Pentax K-3 in the same way that the first of many was the Asahi Pentax.

Pentax as a company name is a blip in the history of our favourite camera system, even my MZ-7 says Asahi Optical on the bottom.
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walkeja

Link Posted 08/10/2013 - 10:22
puma wrote:



are you sure John ?? it looks like Ricoh to me

Funny that, on the ePHOTOzine's preview, it says Pentax on both sides.

When BMW owned Rover Cars, everywhere in the world they were marketed as part of the BMW Group, except in the UK. So what is wrong with Pentax being part of Ricoh?
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