Saturday, November 20, 2010

An Interview with Pentax USA

An Interview with Ned Bunnell, President of Pentax USA, article.

A very good article for anybody with interesting in Pentax. I used Pentax SLR (ME-Super) in the seventies, again in the nineties, and now again. They have a certain je ne sais quoi. Part of it is compact prime lenses, which are rare as hens' teeth these days.

Here's a photo from the interview, it was taken as one of the very first photos by a mom* with her new Pentax K-r and the 55-300mm zoom:

It demonstrates that while compacts are lovely, bigger cameras are bigger for a reason. (And the Pentaxes are amongst the most compact DSLRs, amongst competitors of similar capabilities.)

*Who Mike Johnston had recommended a Pentax K-r with the two zooms. He himself recently got a K-5 like me, which is great.


...........................Ray said...

Hoya and Pentax:

My Pentax X70 has a label on the bottom of it which says "Made In China".

Tommy said...

Interesting, my K20D has a label saying "HOYA CORPORATION Assembled in Philippines"

What the heck does HOYA (a lens company) have to do with Pentax? Does one, own the other?

eolake said...

Yes, a couple years ago, they merged, or perhaps Hoya bought Pentax. One of the results was that the D456 model got delayed again. But it's here now and looking very fine.

Tommy said...

SO, I wonder if this improves Hoya or Pentax? :-)

Anonymous said...

Which came first, Pentax or Tampax?