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On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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dpthoughts: If this is about Ricoh's survival, then I believe that they will sell or finish up Pentax.

Look, the sales are already down. The top-of-the line model of their core APSC business, the K-3II, has an Amazon sales rank of only #161! Which means essentially, it is not sold any longer. No-one wants to buy the stuff.

The K-1 suffers from a traditional Pentax weakness: an autofocus too bad for any serious professional or prosumer usage. You can read all about it in the dpreview review, which is backed up by other serious reviews.

And then there's the lens situation as well, and 3rd party makers don't show an interest to fill gaps, even though the K-1 is out now for a good while. Which tells us their thinking about Pentax' future.

Could Pentax survive? Probably. If even Sigma continues to make DSLR bodies with an irrelevant market share, why couldn't Ricoh do so as well. But for Sigma it's only their hobby. The new Ricoh manager probably won't accept such hobbies.

Greyser is another highly competent photographer, he posted quite a few action images on this forum. For example:
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59589213
He switched to Nikon - D500, a pure action camera - but since he's a gentleman, he never bashed his old brand nor its users.

By the way, this weekend I plan to go to an airshow, with my trusty K-1. Propeller planes don't pose any real challenge to Pentax' SAFOX... it's mostly about the photographer's skills (panning technique).
I'm not sure I'll be able to follow the military jets.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 16:02 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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dpthoughts: If this is about Ricoh's survival, then I believe that they will sell or finish up Pentax.

Look, the sales are already down. The top-of-the line model of their core APSC business, the K-3II, has an Amazon sales rank of only #161! Which means essentially, it is not sold any longer. No-one wants to buy the stuff.

The K-1 suffers from a traditional Pentax weakness: an autofocus too bad for any serious professional or prosumer usage. You can read all about it in the dpreview review, which is backed up by other serious reviews.

And then there's the lens situation as well, and 3rd party makers don't show an interest to fill gaps, even though the K-1 is out now for a good while. Which tells us their thinking about Pentax' future.

Could Pentax survive? Probably. If even Sigma continues to make DSLR bodies with an irrelevant market share, why couldn't Ricoh do so as well. But for Sigma it's only their hobby. The new Ricoh manager probably won't accept such hobbies.

Horses, lots of horses... under cars' hoods. Courtesy of Mike Arledge (Pentax KP with a Sigma lens):
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59811121

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 15:21 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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dpthoughts: If this is about Ricoh's survival, then I believe that they will sell or finish up Pentax.

Look, the sales are already down. The top-of-the line model of their core APSC business, the K-3II, has an Amazon sales rank of only #161! Which means essentially, it is not sold any longer. No-one wants to buy the stuff.

The K-1 suffers from a traditional Pentax weakness: an autofocus too bad for any serious professional or prosumer usage. You can read all about it in the dpreview review, which is backed up by other serious reviews.

And then there's the lens situation as well, and 3rd party makers don't show an interest to fill gaps, even though the K-1 is out now for a good while. Which tells us their thinking about Pentax' future.

Could Pentax survive? Probably. If even Sigma continues to make DSLR bodies with an irrelevant market share, why couldn't Ricoh do so as well. But for Sigma it's only their hobby. The new Ricoh manager probably won't accept such hobbies.

Since it got really boring, at this point I'll respond by linking to image series taken by my fellow Pentaxians.
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/59843412

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 14:17 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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dpthoughts: If this is about Ricoh's survival, then I believe that they will sell or finish up Pentax.

Look, the sales are already down. The top-of-the line model of their core APSC business, the K-3II, has an Amazon sales rank of only #161! Which means essentially, it is not sold any longer. No-one wants to buy the stuff.

The K-1 suffers from a traditional Pentax weakness: an autofocus too bad for any serious professional or prosumer usage. You can read all about it in the dpreview review, which is backed up by other serious reviews.

And then there's the lens situation as well, and 3rd party makers don't show an interest to fill gaps, even though the K-1 is out now for a good while. Which tells us their thinking about Pentax' future.

Could Pentax survive? Probably. If even Sigma continues to make DSLR bodies with an irrelevant market share, why couldn't Ricoh do so as well. But for Sigma it's only their hobby. The new Ricoh manager probably won't accept such hobbies.

Sooo... it's not the one who started the brand bashing and can't stop himself. It's someone's else fault. Riiight.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 14:15 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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dpthoughts: If this is about Ricoh's survival, then I believe that they will sell or finish up Pentax.

Look, the sales are already down. The top-of-the line model of their core APSC business, the K-3II, has an Amazon sales rank of only #161! Which means essentially, it is not sold any longer. No-one wants to buy the stuff.

The K-1 suffers from a traditional Pentax weakness: an autofocus too bad for any serious professional or prosumer usage. You can read all about it in the dpreview review, which is backed up by other serious reviews.

And then there's the lens situation as well, and 3rd party makers don't show an interest to fill gaps, even though the K-1 is out now for a good while. Which tells us their thinking about Pentax' future.

Could Pentax survive? Probably. If even Sigma continues to make DSLR bodies with an irrelevant market share, why couldn't Ricoh do so as well. But for Sigma it's only their hobby. The new Ricoh manager probably won't accept such hobbies.

What? You're planning to go on for the next couple of months?

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 14:01 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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dpthoughts: If this is about Ricoh's survival, then I believe that they will sell or finish up Pentax.

Look, the sales are already down. The top-of-the line model of their core APSC business, the K-3II, has an Amazon sales rank of only #161! Which means essentially, it is not sold any longer. No-one wants to buy the stuff.

The K-1 suffers from a traditional Pentax weakness: an autofocus too bad for any serious professional or prosumer usage. You can read all about it in the dpreview review, which is backed up by other serious reviews.

And then there's the lens situation as well, and 3rd party makers don't show an interest to fill gaps, even though the K-1 is out now for a good while. Which tells us their thinking about Pentax' future.

Could Pentax survive? Probably. If even Sigma continues to make DSLR bodies with an irrelevant market share, why couldn't Ricoh do so as well. But for Sigma it's only their hobby. The new Ricoh manager probably won't accept such hobbies.

You were caught red handed, denying the very review you were quoting from, lying with every post.
It's pointless to further discuss your posts; your credibility was long established.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 11:51 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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dpthoughts: If this is about Ricoh's survival, then I believe that they will sell or finish up Pentax.

Look, the sales are already down. The top-of-the line model of their core APSC business, the K-3II, has an Amazon sales rank of only #161! Which means essentially, it is not sold any longer. No-one wants to buy the stuff.

The K-1 suffers from a traditional Pentax weakness: an autofocus too bad for any serious professional or prosumer usage. You can read all about it in the dpreview review, which is backed up by other serious reviews.

And then there's the lens situation as well, and 3rd party makers don't show an interest to fill gaps, even though the K-1 is out now for a good while. Which tells us their thinking about Pentax' future.

Could Pentax survive? Probably. If even Sigma continues to make DSLR bodies with an irrelevant market share, why couldn't Ricoh do so as well. But for Sigma it's only their hobby. The new Ricoh manager probably won't accept such hobbies.

By the way, I'd be worried only if the likes of you would start ignoring Pentax.
Spreading FUD, and so desperately means you're seeing them as a threat.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 10:03 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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dpthoughts: If this is about Ricoh's survival, then I believe that they will sell or finish up Pentax.

Look, the sales are already down. The top-of-the line model of their core APSC business, the K-3II, has an Amazon sales rank of only #161! Which means essentially, it is not sold any longer. No-one wants to buy the stuff.

The K-1 suffers from a traditional Pentax weakness: an autofocus too bad for any serious professional or prosumer usage. You can read all about it in the dpreview review, which is backed up by other serious reviews.

And then there's the lens situation as well, and 3rd party makers don't show an interest to fill gaps, even though the K-1 is out now for a good while. Which tells us their thinking about Pentax' future.

Could Pentax survive? Probably. If even Sigma continues to make DSLR bodies with an irrelevant market share, why couldn't Ricoh do so as well. But for Sigma it's only their hobby. The new Ricoh manager probably won't accept such hobbies.

Why are you lying? The "statistically impossible" thing is something he explicitly complained about.
I'm quoting from that review, again:
"Options like telling the camera to ignore closer subjects that suddenly pop into the frame aren't there. This is frustrating, as by the end of the derby, I could predictably tell where the camera would lose autofocus as I panned across a closer jump while following a rider and horse."

You're lying about AF Hold as well (in the same style you did about the Osaka Square). If you don't set it, that doesn't make it "cr*ppy". It definitely works, it definitely does what Alex Cooke wanted.

I really don't get you. OK, you were disappointed with Pentax, that's understandable. But to go to such length just to bash them, forgetting self respect, lying through your teeth, posting parts of reviews and pretending other parts didn't exist... that's pathetic.
I continued this useless discussion just to see how far you would go. Now I have a pretty good idea.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 10:01 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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dpthoughts: If this is about Ricoh's survival, then I believe that they will sell or finish up Pentax.

Look, the sales are already down. The top-of-the line model of their core APSC business, the K-3II, has an Amazon sales rank of only #161! Which means essentially, it is not sold any longer. No-one wants to buy the stuff.

The K-1 suffers from a traditional Pentax weakness: an autofocus too bad for any serious professional or prosumer usage. You can read all about it in the dpreview review, which is backed up by other serious reviews.

And then there's the lens situation as well, and 3rd party makers don't show an interest to fill gaps, even though the K-1 is out now for a good while. Which tells us their thinking about Pentax' future.

Could Pentax survive? Probably. If even Sigma continues to make DSLR bodies with an irrelevant market share, why couldn't Ricoh do so as well. But for Sigma it's only their hobby. The new Ricoh manager probably won't accept such hobbies.

Soo... how many of those images were poor because he didn't set AF Hold?
Can you answer this, instead of repeating the 'c' word?

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 09:38 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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dpthoughts: If this is about Ricoh's survival, then I believe that they will sell or finish up Pentax.

Look, the sales are already down. The top-of-the line model of their core APSC business, the K-3II, has an Amazon sales rank of only #161! Which means essentially, it is not sold any longer. No-one wants to buy the stuff.

The K-1 suffers from a traditional Pentax weakness: an autofocus too bad for any serious professional or prosumer usage. You can read all about it in the dpreview review, which is backed up by other serious reviews.

And then there's the lens situation as well, and 3rd party makers don't show an interest to fill gaps, even though the K-1 is out now for a good while. Which tells us their thinking about Pentax' future.

Could Pentax survive? Probably. If even Sigma continues to make DSLR bodies with an irrelevant market share, why couldn't Ricoh do so as well. But for Sigma it's only their hobby. The new Ricoh manager probably won't accept such hobbies.

So, are you going to fill the DPReview's server by repeating from the same review?
Have you ever thought that Alex Cooke - a Canon shooter, unfamiliar with Pentax - was likely misusing the camera? Can you even tell me what settings he was using?
Or all that matters is to be negative about Pentax?

By the way, here's proof that Alex Cooke didn't really knew what he was doing:
"What's frustrating is that there's little in the way of customizability in the menu system. Options like telling the camera to ignore closer subjects that suddenly pop into the frame aren't there."
Oops! That's the AF Hold setting!

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 09:18 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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dpthoughts: If this is about Ricoh's survival, then I believe that they will sell or finish up Pentax.

Look, the sales are already down. The top-of-the line model of their core APSC business, the K-3II, has an Amazon sales rank of only #161! Which means essentially, it is not sold any longer. No-one wants to buy the stuff.

The K-1 suffers from a traditional Pentax weakness: an autofocus too bad for any serious professional or prosumer usage. You can read all about it in the dpreview review, which is backed up by other serious reviews.

And then there's the lens situation as well, and 3rd party makers don't show an interest to fill gaps, even though the K-1 is out now for a good while. Which tells us their thinking about Pentax' future.

Could Pentax survive? Probably. If even Sigma continues to make DSLR bodies with an irrelevant market share, why couldn't Ricoh do so as well. But for Sigma it's only their hobby. The new Ricoh manager probably won't accept such hobbies.

The sad truth is that you're wasting your life searching for negative things to copy-and-paste about Pentax.
Are you claiming that derby photos are more difficult than swallows-in-flight? Or that we should ignore positive proofs?

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 08:08 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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dpthoughts: If this is about Ricoh's survival, then I believe that they will sell or finish up Pentax.

Look, the sales are already down. The top-of-the line model of their core APSC business, the K-3II, has an Amazon sales rank of only #161! Which means essentially, it is not sold any longer. No-one wants to buy the stuff.

The K-1 suffers from a traditional Pentax weakness: an autofocus too bad for any serious professional or prosumer usage. You can read all about it in the dpreview review, which is backed up by other serious reviews.

And then there's the lens situation as well, and 3rd party makers don't show an interest to fill gaps, even though the K-1 is out now for a good while. Which tells us their thinking about Pentax' future.

Could Pentax survive? Probably. If even Sigma continues to make DSLR bodies with an irrelevant market share, why couldn't Ricoh do so as well. But for Sigma it's only their hobby. The new Ricoh manager probably won't accept such hobbies.

Since you claim it's an easy target, please post better swallow-in-flight pictures taken with your Nikon gear.
In many cases, you're looking at 100% crops of small, fast moving birds. They're in focus.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 07:52 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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dpthoughts: If this is about Ricoh's survival, then I believe that they will sell or finish up Pentax.

Look, the sales are already down. The top-of-the line model of their core APSC business, the K-3II, has an Amazon sales rank of only #161! Which means essentially, it is not sold any longer. No-one wants to buy the stuff.

The K-1 suffers from a traditional Pentax weakness: an autofocus too bad for any serious professional or prosumer usage. You can read all about it in the dpreview review, which is backed up by other serious reviews.

And then there's the lens situation as well, and 3rd party makers don't show an interest to fill gaps, even though the K-1 is out now for a good while. Which tells us their thinking about Pentax' future.

Could Pentax survive? Probably. If even Sigma continues to make DSLR bodies with an irrelevant market share, why couldn't Ricoh do so as well. But for Sigma it's only their hobby. The new Ricoh manager probably won't accept such hobbies.

And the Securities Report (see pag. 40):
http://www.ricoh.com/IR/financial_data/securities_report/pdf/AnnualSecuritiesReport_117th.pdf

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 07:45 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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dpthoughts: If this is about Ricoh's survival, then I believe that they will sell or finish up Pentax.

Look, the sales are already down. The top-of-the line model of their core APSC business, the K-3II, has an Amazon sales rank of only #161! Which means essentially, it is not sold any longer. No-one wants to buy the stuff.

The K-1 suffers from a traditional Pentax weakness: an autofocus too bad for any serious professional or prosumer usage. You can read all about it in the dpreview review, which is backed up by other serious reviews.

And then there's the lens situation as well, and 3rd party makers don't show an interest to fill gaps, even though the K-1 is out now for a good while. Which tells us their thinking about Pentax' future.

Could Pentax survive? Probably. If even Sigma continues to make DSLR bodies with an irrelevant market share, why couldn't Ricoh do so as well. But for Sigma it's only their hobby. The new Ricoh manager probably won't accept such hobbies.

That's the best you can do? Attempting to parrot me?
By the way: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4008513

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 07:21 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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dpthoughts: If this is about Ricoh's survival, then I believe that they will sell or finish up Pentax.

Look, the sales are already down. The top-of-the line model of their core APSC business, the K-3II, has an Amazon sales rank of only #161! Which means essentially, it is not sold any longer. No-one wants to buy the stuff.

The K-1 suffers from a traditional Pentax weakness: an autofocus too bad for any serious professional or prosumer usage. You can read all about it in the dpreview review, which is backed up by other serious reviews.

And then there's the lens situation as well, and 3rd party makers don't show an interest to fill gaps, even though the K-1 is out now for a good while. Which tells us their thinking about Pentax' future.

Could Pentax survive? Probably. If even Sigma continues to make DSLR bodies with an irrelevant market share, why couldn't Ricoh do so as well. But for Sigma it's only their hobby. The new Ricoh manager probably won't accept such hobbies.

So far you were lying about:
- the K-1's AF being "too bad for any serious professional or prosumer usage"
- Amazon DSLR sales ranking being relevant for Pentax' (global) market share
- Pentax being sold on or closed down before end of this year
- a new Ricoh manager being hired to tidy up the mess
- Pentax losing its sales volume almost completely
- Ricoh Imaging's sales volume being constantly in decline, and profits in free fall
- the moving to a larger showroom&gallery in Osaka being downsizing
- Ricoh lying in their financial documents
(Did I miss anything?)
And you're not giving up. Boy, that's pathetic. You must really hate Pentax.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2017 at 06:26 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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dpthoughts: If this is about Ricoh's survival, then I believe that they will sell or finish up Pentax.

Look, the sales are already down. The top-of-the line model of their core APSC business, the K-3II, has an Amazon sales rank of only #161! Which means essentially, it is not sold any longer. No-one wants to buy the stuff.

The K-1 suffers from a traditional Pentax weakness: an autofocus too bad for any serious professional or prosumer usage. You can read all about it in the dpreview review, which is backed up by other serious reviews.

And then there's the lens situation as well, and 3rd party makers don't show an interest to fill gaps, even though the K-1 is out now for a good while. Which tells us their thinking about Pentax' future.

Could Pentax survive? Probably. If even Sigma continues to make DSLR bodies with an irrelevant market share, why couldn't Ricoh do so as well. But for Sigma it's only their hobby. The new Ricoh manager probably won't accept such hobbies.

So you were using defective lenses, and because of that... Pentax is dying or something?

The K-1's AF-S is working well. Stop making up things.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 22:39 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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dpthoughts: If this is about Ricoh's survival, then I believe that they will sell or finish up Pentax.

Look, the sales are already down. The top-of-the line model of their core APSC business, the K-3II, has an Amazon sales rank of only #161! Which means essentially, it is not sold any longer. No-one wants to buy the stuff.

The K-1 suffers from a traditional Pentax weakness: an autofocus too bad for any serious professional or prosumer usage. You can read all about it in the dpreview review, which is backed up by other serious reviews.

And then there's the lens situation as well, and 3rd party makers don't show an interest to fill gaps, even though the K-1 is out now for a good while. Which tells us their thinking about Pentax' future.

Could Pentax survive? Probably. If even Sigma continues to make DSLR bodies with an irrelevant market share, why couldn't Ricoh do so as well. But for Sigma it's only their hobby. The new Ricoh manager probably won't accept such hobbies.

Riiight. A petty revenge on a brand you abandoned.
I own the K-1, and I know what's capable of. You can also see in the Pentax SLR Talk, what people more skilled than me can do with it - I'm talking about things like swallows-in-flight.
And it's a landscape-oriented camera. Actually, it's excellent for anything but action (but even there, not completely useless).

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 21:37 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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dpthoughts: If this is about Ricoh's survival, then I believe that they will sell or finish up Pentax.

Look, the sales are already down. The top-of-the line model of their core APSC business, the K-3II, has an Amazon sales rank of only #161! Which means essentially, it is not sold any longer. No-one wants to buy the stuff.

The K-1 suffers from a traditional Pentax weakness: an autofocus too bad for any serious professional or prosumer usage. You can read all about it in the dpreview review, which is backed up by other serious reviews.

And then there's the lens situation as well, and 3rd party makers don't show an interest to fill gaps, even though the K-1 is out now for a good while. Which tells us their thinking about Pentax' future.

Could Pentax survive? Probably. If even Sigma continues to make DSLR bodies with an irrelevant market share, why couldn't Ricoh do so as well. But for Sigma it's only their hobby. The new Ricoh manager probably won't accept such hobbies.

By the way, I could find interesting information regarding whatever brand you're using (Nikon, right? That would explain the desperation), and make unnecessarily alarmist comments. I choose not to, because attacking other people's choice is abhorrent.

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 19:10 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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dpthoughts: If this is about Ricoh's survival, then I believe that they will sell or finish up Pentax.

Look, the sales are already down. The top-of-the line model of their core APSC business, the K-3II, has an Amazon sales rank of only #161! Which means essentially, it is not sold any longer. No-one wants to buy the stuff.

The K-1 suffers from a traditional Pentax weakness: an autofocus too bad for any serious professional or prosumer usage. You can read all about it in the dpreview review, which is backed up by other serious reviews.

And then there's the lens situation as well, and 3rd party makers don't show an interest to fill gaps, even though the K-1 is out now for a good while. Which tells us their thinking about Pentax' future.

Could Pentax survive? Probably. If even Sigma continues to make DSLR bodies with an irrelevant market share, why couldn't Ricoh do so as well. But for Sigma it's only their hobby. The new Ricoh manager probably won't accept such hobbies.

You're not interested in Theta, and you're only interested in bringing Pentax down (not that you can). That much is obvious.

The Ricoh Image Osaka Square is on the same level as a Leica Store. They're doubling the gallery space, moving to an area with better traffic - yet you're trying to make it look like they're downsizing? That's lying.

Don't rejoice, the impairment loss is just an update in the balance sheets - and now in the past; and you shouldn't put it all on Pentax.

Stop making up things, that's lying.
Mr. Yoshinori Yamashita joined Ricoh in 1980, he was not "hired to tidy up the mess". You couldn't even be bothered to check this.
It is a fact that Ricoh is investing in Ricoh Imaging. You can't make up financial documents and stay out of prison for long.

I wonder what you'll do when they'll launch the D FA* 50mm, and reviews would start appearing. Sticking fingers in ears and shouting "no, it didn't happen, there's no such lens"?

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 19:02 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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dpthoughts: If this is about Ricoh's survival, then I believe that they will sell or finish up Pentax.

Look, the sales are already down. The top-of-the line model of their core APSC business, the K-3II, has an Amazon sales rank of only #161! Which means essentially, it is not sold any longer. No-one wants to buy the stuff.

The K-1 suffers from a traditional Pentax weakness: an autofocus too bad for any serious professional or prosumer usage. You can read all about it in the dpreview review, which is backed up by other serious reviews.

And then there's the lens situation as well, and 3rd party makers don't show an interest to fill gaps, even though the K-1 is out now for a good while. Which tells us their thinking about Pentax' future.

Could Pentax survive? Probably. If even Sigma continues to make DSLR bodies with an irrelevant market share, why couldn't Ricoh do so as well. But for Sigma it's only their hobby. The new Ricoh manager probably won't accept such hobbies.

By the way, this is the new Ricoh Imaging Osaka Square (location, and rendered images - as it would open in September):
http://news.ricoh-imaging.co.jp/rim_info/2017/20170714_022375.html

Link | Posted on Jul 19, 2017 at 16:19 UTC
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