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    Default Why its called *ist....*istD

    Hiee Pals....

    Just to share this information on why the camera was named *ist (film) or *istD.....

    Well.....it was based on the way how one describes a status....like


    Perfectionist - From the word Perfection"ist"
    Artist - from the word Art"ist"
    Specialist - from the word Special"ist"
    Novelist - from the word Novel"ist"
    Reservist - from the word Reserve"ist"


    Therefore...they name the camera based on the above analogy - *ist

    Well.....hope it solves your mystery....

    rgds,
    sulhan...
    Last edited by sulhan; 29th January 2005 at 12:02 AM.

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    Yeah, I read about that. Still think the name is ridiculous.

    Yeast!? What Yeast!? We ain't got no yeast!!

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    CK

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    photographist, or photographerist

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    i think its suppose to mean the 1st ... so the first digital SLR from pentax?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 24bits
    i think its suppose to mean the 1st ... so the first digital SLR from pentax?

    No lah, there was a film camera called *ist before the DSLR *istD

    I more agree with Sulhan on thet naming of these wonderful cameras. The more I use it, the more I like it

    Cheers!

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    Wat about called it as Pentaxist


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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei
    No lah, there was a film camera called *ist before the DSLR *istD

    I more agree with Sulhan on thet naming of these wonderful cameras. The more I use it, the more I like it

    Cheers!
    Well....just conveying an answer coming from their ppl......

    rgds,
    sulhan

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    yep, and the * is meant to be used like the wildcard in search-strings, which can represent any combination of letters. so with this camera, you can be any kind of -ist you want :P

    still don't know how to pronounce it though

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    i still laugh aloud whenever i come across this camera's name and shake myself so hard. I'm quite certain this is not name by a person who speaks english as his native language. if so i would like to have a gun and shoot at the person who hired the creater of the name of this camera.

    its pains me and i believe a 12yr old kid could have done a much much better job at naming the camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belle&Sebastain
    i still laugh aloud whenever i come across this camera's name and shake myself so hard. I'm quite certain this is not name by a person who speaks english as his native language. if so i would like to have a gun and shoot at the person who hired the creater of the name of this camera.

    its pains me and i believe a 12yr old kid could have done a much much better job at naming the camera.
    It is unique.. so ppl will look at it and try to figure out what it is..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spyer2
    It is unique.. so ppl will look at it and try to figure out what it is..

    when you cannot pronunce a name you will not remember it.

    just look at all the famous brands, tell me what do they have in common,

    mostly a name that is eary to read and pronounce by everyone.

    coke, 7-up, nike, reebok, puma, 7-11 etc. easy to read and remember.

    ist* ????????? the camera with the unpronounceable name.

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    i was about to ask how do i pronounce it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fengwei
    To me, I call it *(star) i s t d (simly spell out each letter )
    So many syllables. Just pronounce it star-ist-D. 3 syllables. Repeat after me, "Star. East. Dee."

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    When I bought this camera at CP, they pronounce it as I S D. So I follow as what they called it lor..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo
    i was about to ask how do i pronounce it?
    "That little Pentax DSLR, no, not that new one, yes there are two, I am refering to the first one" is how I usually 'pronounce' the *ist d when I talk about it to people.


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