Why its called *ist....*istD


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sulhan

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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...
 

24bits

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

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24bits said:
i think its suppose to mean the 1st ... so the first digital SLR from pentax? :dunno:

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 :)

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fengwei said:
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
 

pai

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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 :dunno:
 

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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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Belle&Sebastain said:
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.. :bsmilie:
 

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It is unique.. so ppl will look at it and try to figure out what it is.. :bsmilie:

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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fengwei said:
To me, I call it *(star) i s t d (simly spell out each letter :bsmilie: )
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.. :bsmilie:
 

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Paul_Yeo said:
i was about to ask how do i pronounce it? :embrass:
"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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