Pentax — a Japanese Leica? Not really ...

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Fazal Majid
Fazal Majid Senior Member • Posts: 1,080
Re: Pentax — a Japanese Leica? Not really ...

Leica's products are excellent, but let's face it, the reason for their recent financial success (after near-bankruptcy in 2004) is as a status symbol.

A Japanese company, no matter how good their products, would find it hard to have the same cachet as a German one. After all, Contax was the Japanese premium camera maker, with top-notch optics, a well-regarded MF system, and even the first full-frame DSLR (the N Digital). That did not save them either.

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