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Is Pentax 645 going to become a difficult camera to get?

 
 
Robert Coe
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      06-11-2010
On Fri, 11 Jun 2010 10:53:07 +0100, Bruce <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
: On Tue, 8 Jun 2010 11:24:07 +0100, "No spam please"
: <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
:
: >"Me" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
: >news:hukoj7$in4$(E-Mail Removed)...
: >> On 8/06/2010 4:42 p.m., John A. wrote:
: >>> On Tue, 08 Jun 2010 15:45:50 +1200, Me<(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
: >>>
: >>>> On 8/06/2010 12:54 p.m., RichA wrote:
: >>>>> Seems like it might. $10k, 40 megapixels (MUCH cheaper than the
: >>>>> competition) and the camera itself is really nice to use. But,
: >>>>> perhaps Pentax doesn't have the production capability to meet demand,
: >>>>> or maybe there aren't enough sensors to make the numbers of these
: >>>>> they'd like to?
: >>>>>
: >>>>> http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk...ws_298886.html
: >>>>>
: >> "The firm had planned to release the camera onto the Japanese market in
: >> May, but said it put back the launch until 11 June because orders exceeded
: >> supplies."
: >
: >Anyone think of any other company that holds a product off the market
: >because there's too great a demand for it?
:
:
: A classic example is Apple, who held back the launch of the iPad in
: Europe because demand was too great.

Wasn't it that demand was so great in the U.S. that it made no sense to launch
in Europe until they got caught up? If so, it's hardly analogous to Pentax not
wanting to launch in Japan. Sounds to me as though Pentax has a manufacturing
problem they fear will cost them big bucks (er, yen) if they don't solve it
pre-launch.

Bob
 
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Peter
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      06-11-2010
"Alfred Molon" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> In article <hust5e$1bui$(E-Mail Removed)>, No spam please says...
>> Anyone think of any other company that holds a product off the market
>> because there's too great a demand for it?

>
> Not 100% sure, but I think that Porsche produces below demand to make
> their cars more exclusive.
> --



That's not quite the same thing as Pentax production. The DeBeers and OPEC,
etc. regulate production to keep prices high.

BTW what is the basis for your comment about Porsche?

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      06-11-2010
On 2010-06-11 21:01:54 +0100, Alfred Molon said:

> In article <hust5e$1bui$(E-Mail Removed)>, No spam please says...
>> Anyone think of any other company that holds a product off the market
>> because there's too great a demand for it?

>
> Not 100% sure, but I think that Porsche produces below demand to make
> their cars more exclusive.


Especially after their non-galvanized models fell apart with rust in
damp climates.

BMW used to be exclusive before their accountants took over. Didn't
they buy Rover from the taxpayers in the UK then sell the crap back at
much higher prices? If so, smart move.

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Peter
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      06-11-2010
"Pete" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> BMW used to be exclusive before their accountants took over. Didn't they
> buy Rover from the taxpayers in the UK then sell the crap back at much
> higher prices? If so, smart move.



Remember the difference between a porcupine and a BMW.


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      06-11-2010
On 12/06/2010 8:01 a.m., Alfred Molon wrote:
> In article<hust5e$1bui$(E-Mail Removed)>, No spam please says...
>> Anyone think of any other company that holds a product off the market
>> because there's too great a demand for it?

>
> Not 100% sure, but I think that Porsche produces below demand to make
> their cars more exclusive.
>

It's likely that cars have been produced by many mainstream makers in
limited numbers and sold below cost (incl to recover development) for
image branding reasons. Homologation specials for motorsport, and
unique models (Honda NSX?) are probably treated as a marketing cost.
 
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      06-11-2010
On 2010-06-11 21:52:01 +0100, Peter said:

> "Pete" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>
>> BMW used to be exclusive before their accountants took over. Didn't
>> they buy Rover from the taxpayers in the UK then sell the crap back at
>> much higher prices? If so, smart move.

>
>
> Remember the difference between a porcupine and a BMW.


Yes.

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      06-12-2010
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> On 2010-06-11 13:52:01 -0700, "Peter" <(E-Mail Removed)> said:
>
>> "Pete" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:2010061121405452681-availableonrequest@aserverinvalid...
>>
>>> BMW used to be exclusive before their accountants took over. Didn't they
>>> buy Rover from the taxpayers in the UK then sell the crap back at much
>>> higher prices? If so, smart move.

>>
>>
>> Remember the difference between a porcupine and a BMW.

>
> After a shave the porcupine could be cuddly.
>



Never herd of a Teddy porcupine before.

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      06-12-2010
On Sat, 12 Jun 2010 11:01:34 -0400, "Peter"
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>"Savageduck" <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote in message
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>> On 2010-06-11 13:52:01 -0700, "Peter" <(E-Mail Removed)> said:
>>
>>> "Pete" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>> news:2010061121405452681-availableonrequest@aserverinvalid...
>>>
>>>> BMW used to be exclusive before their accountants took over. Didn't they
>>>> buy Rover from the taxpayers in the UK then sell the crap back at much
>>>> higher prices? If so, smart move.
>>>
>>>
>>> Remember the difference between a porcupine and a BMW.

>>
>> After a shave the porcupine could be cuddly.
>>

>
>
>Never herd of a Teddy porcupine before.


And you wouldn't want a porcupine in a teddy, even if it was shaved.
 
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      06-12-2010
"Savageduck" <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote in message
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> On 2010-06-12 09:51:47 -0700, John A. <(E-Mail Removed)> said:
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>> On Sat, 12 Jun 2010 11:01:34 -0400, "Peter"
>> <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
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>>> "Savageduck" <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote in message
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>>>> On 2010-06-11 13:52:01 -0700, "Peter" <(E-Mail Removed)>
>>>> said:
>>>>
>>>>> "Pete" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>>>> news:2010061121405452681-availableonrequest@aserverinvalid...
>>>>>
>>>>>> BMW used to be exclusive before their accountants took over. Didn't
>>>>>> they
>>>>>> buy Rover from the taxpayers in the UK then sell the crap back at
>>>>>> much
>>>>>> higher prices? If so, smart move.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> Remember the difference between a porcupine and a BMW.
>>>>
>>>> After a shave the porcupine could be cuddly.
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Never herd of a Teddy porcupine before.

>>
>> And you wouldn't want a porcupine in a teddy, even if it was shaved.

>
> That is enough to make you bristle at the thought.
>
>



Ouch

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krishnananda
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      06-13-2010
In article <2010061209562250878-savageduck1@REMOVESPAMmecom>,
Savageduck <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:

> On 2010-06-12 09:51:47 -0700, John A. <(E-Mail Removed)> said:
>
> > On Sat, 12 Jun 2010 11:01:34 -0400, "Peter"
> > <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> >
> >> "Savageduck" <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote in message
> >> news:2010061115534216807-savageduck1@REMOVESPAMmecom...
> >>> On 2010-06-11 13:52:01 -0700, "Peter" <(E-Mail Removed)> said:
> >>>
> >>>> "Pete" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> >>>> news:2010061121405452681-availableonrequest@aserverinvalid...
> >>>>
> >>>>> BMW used to be exclusive before their accountants took over. Didn't they
> >>>>> buy Rover from the taxpayers in the UK then sell the crap back at much
> >>>>> higher prices? If so, smart move.
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>>> Remember the difference between a porcupine and a BMW.
> >>>
> >>> After a shave the porcupine could be cuddly.
> >>>
> >>
> >>
> >> Never herd of a Teddy porcupine before.

> >
> > And you wouldn't want a porcupine in a teddy, even if it was shaved.

>
> That is enough to make you bristle at the thought.


Bristles is hawgs. Quills is porky-pines. Th' one makes a good
paintbrush; th' other makes a good tattooing needle...
 
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