Ricoh to assist Nikon?
Front page news is that Nikon postponed the launch of the 100th Anniversary edition of the special camera and lens packages because of the 'logo printing issues'.
Nikon, old chap, has little experience in issuing special editions of cameras, obviously. Doing it once in a century can be a challenging new skill! I really feel sorry for them.
They should have hired Ricoh to do the job for them; they are experts in that arena because Ricoh issues a special edition of all their cameras, regardless of age, and not only that, with the K-50, they made it a theme for the entire series!
The sticker, and the paint job, will be supreme: silver, titanium or gunmetal, even gold, doesn't matter. Even red, blue and yellow would be perfect when Ricoh does it. Mark Newson will lend his expertise too in handling difficult sticky materials, and logo will stick firmly, surely; but only one small thing Nikon should check in the end, is what is written on the logo, though.
It is possible that, while using their painting facilities, Ricoh could forget to remove the 'Ricoh' sticker logo from the D5 or D500, 24-70 or 70-200. And, what a silly thought, be forced to sell those to Ricoh fans to recover the loss before starting a paint job again ...
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