Ricoh buying Pentax
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01-07-11, 12:52 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Kingston, Ontario
I'm hoping it's good news - Ricoh have always been innovative and their cameras have usually been 'ahead of the game' in their own market (mainly Compacts). You never know how these things work out - there could be 'Ricoh-Pentax' cameras, or they may just own the business and leave things as they are, or even re-brand all the Pentax output. Then again, they could sell off the assets and remove Pentax from their competition.
I suppose I'd have a bit of 'brand snobbery' - preferring to have a camera that says PENTAX on it than Ricoh - but if the products are good enough I'll live with it.
Their phrase, "....continued development of the Pentax brand in the UK and abroad" makes it sound more like a local thing to do with distribution - but apparently it's the whole worldwide corporate.
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