Pentax-Ricoh K-5's in pipeline

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someuy Regular Member • Posts: 172
Pentax-Ricoh K-5's in pipeline

Ordered a K-5 from my local photo shop about a month ago, and was surprised to hear Pentax Canada was out of stock and it would take 3-4 weeks. Just picked it up, and was happy to see what I think is one of the first Ricoh-branded K-5's. No need to check the build date! Battery is charging now...

Pentax K-5
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FarHagh Contributing Member • Posts: 811
Re: Pentax-Ricoh K-5's in pipeline

I have a K-5 manufactured in Feb. 2012 with such nameplate.

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OP someuy Regular Member • Posts: 172
Re: Pentax-Ricoh K-5's in pipeline

Aw, nuts.

Chau D Senior Member • Posts: 1,316
Re: Pentax-Ricoh K-5's in pipeline

Is this suppose to be: good news? bad news? or just new news? :))) I just ordered one from the online store 42nd Street. My K5 is scheduled for delivery tomorrow (Friday 4/20).

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Boris Veteran Member • Posts: 9,257
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My Hoya branded one must be a collectible now.
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Alex Sarbu Forum Pro • Posts: 11,808
Re: Pentax-Ricoh K-5's in pipeline

someuy wrote:

Ordered a K-5 from my local photo shop about a month ago, and was surprised to hear Pentax Canada was out of stock and it would take 3-4 weeks. Just picked it up, and was happy to see what I think is one of the first Ricoh-branded K-5's. No need to check the build date! Battery is charging now...

Congratulations!
However, it's still Pentax branded - even if the company's name changed.

Alex

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Brentliris Veteran Member • Posts: 4,150
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Interesting to note. Thanks for the info!

Good luck with your photography!

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drummercam Senior Member • Posts: 1,686
Pentax-Ricoh K-5's - What's the installed firmware version?

I would think it should be the very latest.

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Russ Houston
Russ Houston Veteran Member • Posts: 6,377
unfortunate acronym

Maybe they should call it Ricoh-Pentax.
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photoleet Regular Member • Posts: 212
Re: Pentax-Ricoh K-5's in pipeline

Mine is manufactured Feb 27 2012 and branded like that too

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OP someuy Regular Member • Posts: 172
Re: Pentax-Ricoh K-5's - What's the installed firmware version?

Still V1.01 - they must have a big pile of pre-flashed chips they're working through.

OP someuy Regular Member • Posts: 172
Re: unfortunate acronym

They could put together a pretty edgy ad campaign with an acronym like that.

I think it will grow on you;)

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