Pentax inn need of the big next step

Started Jul 19, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP Holger Bargen Veteran Member • Posts: 4,235
Re: Pentax inn need of the big next step

Petroglyph wrote:

Asahi Kogaku Goshi Kaisha, November 1919 = spectacle manufacturer (still makes them today)

Asahi optical = 1938 - 2002 (AsahiFlex introduced 1952)

Pentax corp. = 2002 - 2007

Hoya = 2007-2011 (Closed Japan factory and moved camera/lens operations to SE Asia)

Ricoh = 2011 - present (Bought camera division Hoya kept medical devices)

Pentax was only more than a brand name for 5-years in the early digital era. If Ricoh finds the K-mount profitable they'll keep it going.

Yes, Petroglyph - absolutely correct. But actually there is still the name Pentax on DSLR lenses - and even there would be a new K-mount camera with the name "Ricoh" on it - it would be my new "Pentax" if I would buy it.

Best regards

Holger

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