Pentax User Dying a slow death


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Looks like nobody is using th ePentax system anymore nowadays?:(

looks like Canon and Nikon have killed Pentax.....:bheart:


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indeed few a pentax user these days.. but rumours say that pentax and samsung is merging.. didnt know more..
 

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DT_ said:
indeed few a pentax user these days.. but rumours say that pentax and samsung is merging.. didnt know more..
Not surprising, now that Samsung has released a K-mount DSLR. I'm wondering which other companies would fold up or merge.

KM -> Sony
Pentax -> Samsung (?)
Contax -> ? [are they still alive?]
Kodak -> ? [DSLRs production stopped already]
Leica -> Panasonic (?)
 

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Pentax has quite a big pro user base in japan...and is making profits(very little).....the company is still healthy compare to KM. Contax is more of a past(brand own by Carl Zeiss)..unless cosina or another parent wanna take them in. Kodak is doing well in the compact digital cameras and sensors...its dslr dept is long gone. Leica is almost gone last year untill a new pile of money is injected into the company....Leica is own by Hermes anyway!!
 

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FYI, Pentax has a new distributor in Singapore.

Shriro Singapore Pte Ltd. They'r also the owner of Hasselblad. ;)
They should be promoting the pentex in next coming months
The previous agent had not being doing much for the brand thus the deminishing feel in the past.

So, those who has Pentax, don't worry, it's still alive in Singapore. :thumbsup:
I am very sure the new distributor is very enthusiatic in bring up the Pentax brand.
This will also include their range of dslr. :D
 

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Saw Pentax ad on buses two times in the past weekend when waiting for my buses, I guess Pentax is picking up its marketing strength lately in SG :) Hope everything goes smoothly so we Pentax users will benefit abit ...

Show you a die hard Pentax fan ;) (taken by Ds+F300&1.4x)



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Hope that isn't gonna be the case cos more competition are good for consumer like us. Will make the so call leading makers to sit up rather than lull into complacence to produce better product at a better price.:D
 

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i think all systems are good system.

its just the users and its up to th eusers to define its uses.!:)
 

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nikonpicture said:
i think all systems are good system.

its just the users and its up to th eusers to define its uses.!:)
i'm not too sure abt their 135 cameras but their 120 cameras like 67,67II & 645,N,NII(i hav used all of them)...are good cameras...
 

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with the merge/takeover by samsung,

i think, pentax will stand a better fight agianst nikon and canon.

and with schneider lens? wooh it could beat carl zeiss!

:cool:
 

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there's so much more 2 comsumer cams 4 these company's den digicams. some make medical equipement, cinema projection system (Schneider & Minolta), etc. a company's aim is 2 earn $$, if d pie is shrinking, they will hav 2 look 4 alt source of profit. :think:
 

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DT_ said:
indeed few a pentax user these days.. but rumours say that pentax and samsung is merging.. didnt know more..
More accurately, they are co-operating to work on manufacturing DSLRs. Pentax has a history with working with other companies, often by supplying their lenses and their partners supplying the electronics. HP and Casio are the recent examples in the compact digital cameras market.

I wouldn't be surprised to find Pentax making lenses for mobile phones in the future, if they are not already doing so.
 

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More accurately, they are co-operating to work on manufacturing DSLRs. Pentax has a history with working with other companies, often by supplying their lenses and their partners supplying the electronics. HP and Casio are the recent examples in the compact digital cameras market.

I wouldn't be surprised to find Pentax making lenses for mobile phones in the future, if they are not already doing so.

which big corp don't hav history of working with others companies...
 

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pentax makes cameras for samsung/ schneider:
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0601/06011602samsunggx1s.asp

co-op with samsung:
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0510/05101201samsung_pentaxdslrs.asp

Pentax making 18.6mpix D-MF SLR P645:
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0503/05031603kodakkaf18000.asp
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0503/05031502pentax645digital.asp

... I also read somewhere that Pentax will introduce a high-end pro DSLR next year, but I can't seem to find it now. I think they're trying to do the "LX" thing in DSLRs again.
 

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Keltzar said:
pentax makes cameras for samsung/ schneider:
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0601/06011602samsunggx1s.asp

co-op with samsung:
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0510/05101201samsung_pentaxdslrs.asp

Pentax making 18.6mpix D-MF SLR P645:
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0503/05031603kodakkaf18000.asp
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0503/05031502pentax645digital.asp

... I also read somewhere that Pentax will introduce a high-end pro DSLR next year, but I can't seem to find it now. I think they're trying to do the "LX" thing in DSLRs again.
The British Journal of Photography? Yeah, they always get the juicy Pentax news ;-) Maybe the MZ-D will finally be here. But given their track record for "high-end" products, it makes me wonder if this will be yet another half-hearted approach to wooing the professional market.

Since the release of the LX, Pentax seems to have subscribed to the idea that professionals shoot with medium format, and small format are for hobbyists. Their product lines seems to suggest this as well. I think with professionals dumping medium format for digital cameras these days, Pentax is finally getting their act together to try to capture this market.

Hope their new SLRs incorporates the Pentax anti-shake (sensor-based!) system!
 

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Just because Pentax's presence in Sg is small doesn't mean it's not doing well elsewhere.
In Australia, Pentax is quite well received and popular. The Ist line of dSLRs are good cameras, better in some ways than the equivalent Canon or Nikon, one of which is price for a start - they are 30-40% cheaper.

The fact that they have teamed up with electronics giant, Samsung might be not be a bad thing. Expanding their customer base and Samsung's product line with dSLRs. Samsung used to own Rollei (before their German directors bought they out) so have a bit of experience running a Photo equipment company plus a working relationship with glass manufacturers like Schneider.
 

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wrx_sti_22b said:
Who is this uncle? ;p
He's my friend, Loke ;) A really nice guy I must say. We have the same set up (Ds+F300+1.4xTC) most time when we go out shooting around :D

Cheers,
 

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