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Old Apr 7, 2006, 7:16 AM   #1
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Hope everyone can follow the link.....

http://today.reuters.com/investing/f...PAN-PENTAX.XML
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Old Apr 7, 2006, 7:52 AM   #2
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It is actually good news for Pentax users. Manufacturers make good money making good products. Toyota wins big and their car users get good products. VW & GM loose out money each car they make but their vehicle owners suffers too.

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Old Apr 7, 2006, 3:24 PM   #3
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Hope this trend continues, it would be nice to see Pentax regain the status it held in the 1960s, but that may be hoping for too much.

Perhaps future products will be more likely to appear now, a more professional model may be in my future in a couple of years if everything works out.

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Old Apr 7, 2006, 6:57 PM   #4
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I started "messin' " with 35mmcameras in the mid 70's, think K1000,and the Pentax line has always suited my needs. I do indeed hope that the Pentax name hangs around for a long time. I remember last year, at about this time, I waswatching a late night TV news program when thefinancial reporter came on and said that Kodak stock had been put in the junk catagory.
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Hope everyone can follow the link.....

http://today.reuters.com/investing/f...PAN-PENTAX.XML
It seems that the Pentax CEO/President is very good at making financial arrangement and boosting the share price of his company. But very unfortunately, he doesn't show his minimal respect to their customer, at least to me:-

http://www.geocities.com/ricehigh/A_...rporation.html

As usual as what Pentax Japan did, he just ignored my letter completely nor his company have done anything to follow-up on the case of a destroyed DSLR body and off-calibrated lens after the Japan "repair". This is totally irresponsible and inenthical afterall.

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What does this have to do with this thread?You seem to throw this thing out everytime you have the slightest chance...* that is your experience and IMO is not representative of many peoples equipment experinces including mine.
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Old Apr 8, 2006, 11:46 PM   #7
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What does this have to do with this thread?You seem to throw this thing out everytime you have the slightest chance...
The CEO of Pentax Corporation, Mr. Fumio Urano, has shown up in the Press and Media, mostly finanical ones, so many times recently. I have seen him 3 times in one day, including at a HK local newspaper. Here is another online link in Japanese:-

http://today.reuters.co.jp/news/news...N-208643-1.xml

So, come back to your above question. Whilst Mr. Urano is so proud of his DS2 camera in his hands and the quarterly achievement in turning back the financial figures from red to black, after there has been a prolonged "red" period, my comment is that could he think more about customer care and quality issues, etc.?

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that is your experience and IMO is not representative of many peoples equipment experinces including mine.
The story told in my letter to the CEO is not as simple as "experience", it is a full story with all true factual findings about my extensive collection of Pentax DSLR gear as well as in-depth experience after extensive usage plus the unreasonable treatment Pentax made to my gear and me, as the owner of the problematic gear and their customer. I think before you wished to make comments about me myself, you should read fully about the information I already provided and tell, here it is, again!:-

http://www.geocities.com/ricehigh/A_...rporation.html

Of course, I must remark that everyone's expectation and requirements are different. Putting aside those personal subjective factors, I still think that some cases I faced should be not acceptable by anyone, e.g. a DSLR body which cannot focus to infinity most of the time with accurate prime lenses (5 numbers!).

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Guys, the post was about the companies financial state, not its customer service. I am glad to hear that the company is showing signs of strength since I would like it to survive (I don't want another orphan camera system).

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Guys, the post was about the companies financial state, not its customer service. I am glad to hear that the company is showing signs of strength since I would like it to survive (I don't want another orphan camera system).

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Companies earn income from customers. Customers give money again to a company only if the services and products provided are good and are being improved over time. So, afterall, these two things you mentioned are closely related IMHO.

It comes across my mind that a very large holding company in Hong Kong has once had boosted share price for a short period for its new subsidiary, because there was many stock investor to buy/sell the shares. However, this subsidiary company had never been able to deliever anything that is really good and thus the company failed at the end and its shares became junk.

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Old Apr 10, 2006, 10:44 AM   #10
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RichHigh,

I have read it... its not like you haven't posted it all over here and dpreview... I still don't agree with your findings as a general consensusthey are notrepresentative of my experience with my Pentax equipment nora lot of users. Before you think I am Pentax specific I also shoot Canon DSLRs...

now please let this thread get back on topic

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