Is the K3 the only "Pentax" to set manufacturer as Ricoh in EXIF

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James O'Neill
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Is the K3 the only "Pentax" to set manufacturer as Ricoh in EXIF
Oct 8, 2013

See below ... we knew Pentax was a Ricoh brand, not even a Ricoh operating unit.

But here's something funny. I ran a command line exif dump and something caught my eye

Maker Note : 50 45 4e 54 41 58 20 00 49496a0000

Pentax Maker note fields ALWAYS used to begin 41 4F 43 00 which is AOC (Asahi Optical Co) in hex. Bastards have taken that away I thought .... but it doesn't say Ricoh. 0x50 = P , 0x45 = E, 0x4e = N  .... no really ... after all these years of the maker note saying AOC and all the tools we use looking for that long gone name Ricoh have updated the name in the Maker notes to PENTAX. (with a trailing space).

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