RonHendriks

RonHendriks

Lives in Netherlands Son, Netherlands
Works as a photographer
Has a website at www.iamphotographer.nl
Joined on Nov 3, 2009

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On article Ricoh launches Pentax K-1 Limited Silver Edition (175 comments in total)
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RonHendriks: 2000 units is a lot. I don't see them selling these before x-mass......

It can take more time. My idea is that 2000 is a little to much maybe for the small user group. The box with grip makes it expensive (as was with K-3 Silver).

K-3 Silver still available....
https://www.kamera-express.nl/product/12190048/pentax-k-3-zilver-limited-edition-met-grip-batterij-en-lederen-riem

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2017 at 16:07 UTC
On article Ricoh launches Pentax K-1 Limited Silver Edition (175 comments in total)

2000 units is a lot. I don't see them selling these before x-mass......

Link | Posted on Aug 24, 2017 at 18:07 UTC as 38th comment | 3 replies
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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Alex Sarbu: From the newly published Annual Securities Report, pag. 40:
For the current fiscal year (ending March 2018), Ricoh allocated 3,200 million yen in order to "Increase production of digital cameras and other new business relating investment, etc."
http://www.ricoh.com/IR/financial_data/securities_report/pdf/AnnualSecuritiesReport_117th.pdf

RICOH is continuing to invest into Ricoh Imaging. Go figure!

That could also be all for Theta. Or the investment for automotive.

Link | Posted on Jun 24, 2017 at 18:46 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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PaulSnowcat: So Pentax is going to be the first Chinese brand able to produce full lineup of cameras? This might be an interesting twist. Maybe someone like Xiaomi will buy Pentax...

This is a likely scenario and I see this as a good one.

Currently I think that one could buy Pentax (k-mount and nothing else) for 1 USD or so.

Closing down the camera division is very expensive....staff to lay off, warranty to see to in the next years and so on.

A merged with Tamron would also be great.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2017 at 21:05 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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RonHendriks: Ricoh-Imaging is a money loosing business for Ricoh. In the last yearly report they took an impairment and a write-off of 9,4 billion yen. Ricoh bought Pentax for 10 billion yen in 2011. The camera business never made so much profit in the last 6 years, so leaving Ricoh with a loss on the current camera business in Ricoh-Imaging.

Last quarter was for Ricoh-Imaging the one with the lowest quarterly sales since the ownership of Pentax since 2011.

The current quarter may be even lower. For the financial books it is going to see grim! This first quarter of the new financial year starting april 1th 2017 will be compared with the quarter one year ago. That was the one with the introduction of the K-1. It could well be that sales will be cut in half! Not something that investors like to see.

We will see soon how that works out with presentation of figures early august.

Looking at it, this is the former Pentax cctv, that is now not part of Ricoh-Imaging, but was in 2011.

Well it has to cover the cost that was on the balance for acquiring Pentax and forming Ricoh-Imaging (on that balance also some value for Ricoh's own camerapart and then maybe some investment made after 2011). So the camera division (Pentax and Ricoh) has to make profit to balance the impairment, wich it didn't do over the past 6 years.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 14:25 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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RonHendriks: Ricoh-Imaging is a money loosing business for Ricoh. In the last yearly report they took an impairment and a write-off of 9,4 billion yen. Ricoh bought Pentax for 10 billion yen in 2011. The camera business never made so much profit in the last 6 years, so leaving Ricoh with a loss on the current camera business in Ricoh-Imaging.

Last quarter was for Ricoh-Imaging the one with the lowest quarterly sales since the ownership of Pentax since 2011.

The current quarter may be even lower. For the financial books it is going to see grim! This first quarter of the new financial year starting april 1th 2017 will be compared with the quarter one year ago. That was the one with the introduction of the K-1. It could well be that sales will be cut in half! Not something that investors like to see.

We will see soon how that works out with presentation of figures early august.

http://industry.ricoh.com/en/fa_camera_lens/

That is not part of Ricoh-Imaging. Not part of the report of the others group in the financial report. There is information in that section to analyse and to say something about camera sales.

Was this once the Pentax cctv part or was this a Ricoh venture before 2011?

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 13:49 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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RonHendriks: Ricoh-Imaging is a money loosing business for Ricoh. In the last yearly report they took an impairment and a write-off of 9,4 billion yen. Ricoh bought Pentax for 10 billion yen in 2011. The camera business never made so much profit in the last 6 years, so leaving Ricoh with a loss on the current camera business in Ricoh-Imaging.

Last quarter was for Ricoh-Imaging the one with the lowest quarterly sales since the ownership of Pentax since 2011.

The current quarter may be even lower. For the financial books it is going to see grim! This first quarter of the new financial year starting april 1th 2017 will be compared with the quarter one year ago. That was the one with the introduction of the K-1. It could well be that sales will be cut in half! Not something that investors like to see.

We will see soon how that works out with presentation of figures early august.

Thanks s1rf4n for pointing that out. The yen is dropping in value very fast. That makes it harder for Japanese company's that present their profits in yen to make good sales in Europe or the USA.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 13:00 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)
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RonHendriks: Ricoh-Imaging is a money loosing business for Ricoh. In the last yearly report they took an impairment and a write-off of 9,4 billion yen. Ricoh bought Pentax for 10 billion yen in 2011. The camera business never made so much profit in the last 6 years, so leaving Ricoh with a loss on the current camera business in Ricoh-Imaging.

Last quarter was for Ricoh-Imaging the one with the lowest quarterly sales since the ownership of Pentax since 2011.

The current quarter may be even lower. For the financial books it is going to see grim! This first quarter of the new financial year starting april 1th 2017 will be compared with the quarter one year ago. That was the one with the introduction of the K-1. It could well be that sales will be cut in half! Not something that investors like to see.

We will see soon how that works out with presentation of figures early august.

P.S.
On the publication on asian-Nikkei.com about the impairment and possible ending of the camera division. That wasn't denied by Ricoh, but they said it wasn't coming from a source of the company. So here is how it works: as a public company you have to inform your investors in a proper way. So this could not come officially from Ricoh since it was not presented in a way the Nikkei would allow.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 12:30 UTC
On article Report: Ricoh announcing cost cuts in face of crisis (326 comments in total)

Ricoh-Imaging is a money loosing business for Ricoh. In the last yearly report they took an impairment and a write-off of 9,4 billion yen. Ricoh bought Pentax for 10 billion yen in 2011. The camera business never made so much profit in the last 6 years, so leaving Ricoh with a loss on the current camera business in Ricoh-Imaging.

Last quarter was for Ricoh-Imaging the one with the lowest quarterly sales since the ownership of Pentax since 2011.

The current quarter may be even lower. For the financial books it is going to see grim! This first quarter of the new financial year starting april 1th 2017 will be compared with the quarter one year ago. That was the one with the introduction of the K-1. It could well be that sales will be cut in half! Not something that investors like to see.

We will see soon how that works out with presentation of figures early august.

Link | Posted on Jun 20, 2017 at 12:29 UTC as 38th comment | 8 replies

Oh Dear. ......How is this not wish full thinking?

Link | Posted on Dec 29, 2016 at 19:11 UTC as 7th comment
On article Nikon reportedly eliminating 1000 jobs in Japan (518 comments in total)

Well with the decline of the camera sales all company's have to change according to that new situation. Not all of them can survive when camera sales keep at this low level and even shrink over the coming years.

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2016 at 08:24 UTC as 99th comment
On article 2016 Roundup: 4K action cameras (102 comments in total)

No idea if available in the USA, but TomTom Bandit is also great.

Link | Posted on Sep 6, 2016 at 13:23 UTC as 27th comment | 4 replies
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FRANCISCO ARAGAO: 4.7 x 3.5 mm sensor?? Nonsense!

My Sony Xperia Phone has that size sensor.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 08:06 UTC
On article Huawei's Honor Note 8 comes with 6.6" Quad-HD screen (54 comments in total)

I had Sony Xperia Z Ultra, wich had 6,44" screen. Just a little bigger this one, but good battery. Looks like a nice phablet for watching youtube and the like.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2016 at 07:56 UTC as 7th comment | 1 reply
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RonHendriks: One thing is for sure. The total sales of images for this Olympics will be a lot less then for the 2012 London Olympics. Less magazines and news papers have survived over the past 4 years.

Internet is nice, but you can't pay a flight ticket from those expected sales.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2016 at 14:36 UTC

One thing is for sure. The total sales of images for this Olympics will be a lot less then for the 2012 London Olympics. Less magazines and news papers have survived over the past 4 years.

Link | Posted on Jul 28, 2016 at 11:56 UTC as 12th comment | 4 replies

It is great. As an idea and as intentionally. I do however see issues with actually running the business. I don't think this would find finance on Dragon's Den.

Link | Posted on Jul 20, 2016 at 18:44 UTC as 10th comment

Looks like a great cool camera to me. Then I don't think enough people will buy it unless it will be cheap.

Link | Posted on Jul 9, 2016 at 05:31 UTC as 8th comment
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2674 comments in total)
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RonHendriks: However not telated in any way to this review. Ricoh doesn't use Pentax camera's for their own work. At the Ricoh Open, grass tennistournament for ATP and WTA, they hired a photographer working with Nikon D4s this year. Why spend money on someone working with Pentax when you don't believe in your own product. A story that is going on for years.

http://ricoh-open.nl

This is a photographer hired by the organisation to deliver images for the event. They have images on the website and social media and make a Daily news paper that is printed by Ricoh. So this is seperate from the sportsphotographers shooting for a newsagency.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 13:01 UTC
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2674 comments in total)

However not telated in any way to this review. Ricoh doesn't use Pentax camera's for their own work. At the Ricoh Open, grass tennistournament for ATP and WTA, they hired a photographer working with Nikon D4s this year. Why spend money on someone working with Pentax when you don't believe in your own product. A story that is going on for years.

http://ricoh-open.nl

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 07:59 UTC as 329th comment | 8 replies
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