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Discussion in 'Product Availability' started by Edwardv, May 31, 2007.
Today on CNN I saw a statement that "Pentax buys Hoya for $864 million."
Hoya was buying Pentax.
I wish, but it`s the other way `round, Hoya bought Pentax...
Here's the story:
I wonder what this will do to the future of the Pentax 645 and Pentax 67. I think I read somewhere that Pentax had scrubbed the expected d*****l back for the 645.
Here in Europe Pentax has stopped selling the 645 because of environmental regulations. Too much solder or something silly.
Well, I guess I will have to have my eyes checked out or stop my early drinking!!:confused:
As I understood it, the problem had to do with ROHS (Reduction Of Hazardous Substances) and there being lead incorporated in the soldering and lead tinning process for the camera's circuit boards. In some cases, the boards can be redesigned to eliminate the lead but it was either too expensive relative to expected sales or impossible due to lack of alternate components. Or both.
Should have been exempted, nobody throws away a camera! They just circulate on eBay!
I'm sure that this purchase of Pentax will be good for it or not. My friend convinced my that Pentax makes some great equipment and lenses. I would hate to see this buyout work against them.