View Full Version : Hoya Pentax Merger!

12-23-2006, 11:25 AM
What do you guys think about the annoucement? :confused:

12-23-2006, 02:45 PM
Well its about the best company they could have merged with...

Hoya produce the glass that pretty much all the Japanese camera brands use. Hoya wanted Pentax for their medical technology. Pentax wanted Hoya as it would mean much cheaper guaranteed glass supply, and more resources.. They said the maintanence of the camera division was a major aspect for Pentax, and it is going to stay (and under Pentax control)..

I was a little worried at first, but I think it is safer than if pentax kept going it alone... Also Samsung is still going to licence the k mount and I prefer it this way than Samsung buying them out..

12-23-2006, 05:52 PM
Hmm. A Penoya - sounds like a kinky paranoia :p

It could be good or bad. I reckon we'll see a few fatalities and mergers over the next few years. I imagine we could see some strange people coming forth with dSLR systems too. The Kellogs DSLR - could be!

12-23-2006, 09:37 PM
ROFL! :D Penoya. LoL

"Kool you got a new camera, what is it?"
"A Penoya K1D" (HAha a Penoya Kid)

LoL or technically its Hoyentax, or something liek that cuz Hoya's technically merging Pentax into their business operations.