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Old Jul 22, 2007, 3:36 PM   #1
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Old Jul 22, 2007, 3:41 PM   #2
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Lol. Good ad. I guess the C & N shirts will be shaking in their boots now...D
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Old Jul 22, 2007, 4:12 PM   #3
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I did see that one and there was a similar one about what a "Pentaxian" is. It almost looked like the copy writer had been hanging out on this forum.

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Old Jul 22, 2007, 4:45 PM   #4
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Cute Ad. I will still go on record and say that it has not made a good sports camera. I am not talking about the single shot variety. Any camera can do that. I guess I would be told that if I want something faster to go and use a camcorder, but honestly I enjoy getting sequence shots of sports action. Pentax doesn't yet have that.

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Old Jul 22, 2007, 11:56 PM   #5
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and True, great marketing.
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Old Jul 23, 2007, 12:16 AM   #6
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Hi All,

If anyone's interested, all of the "Pentaxian" ads can be seen at Ned Bunnell's blog here -- they're all pretty good:


Ned's the VP of Marketing at Pentax Imaging, USA, and the one who originally wanted to include the term "LBA" into their ad campaigns. I was fortunate to score a few official LBA stickers from him with a e-mail bribe of a couple of pics -- a very nice guy. . .

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Old Jul 23, 2007, 2:05 PM   #7
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Saw it and loved it... My wife doesn't even care about Photography and still appreciated the ad.
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