Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
Already ended when they put the pentax name on a plastic digital camera and stopped making film cameras.
What the hell? Just because they started making digitals, that doesn't mean they ended as a brand. They didn't exactly have much choice. If they had tried to continue to make just film cameras, they would have gone under completely. They made film cameras as long as it was viable to do so, including their medium format cameras and lenses until late 2009.
No one can last long making stuff they can't sell. At least with them around, repair parts could be supplied for seven years after models were discontinued.

Not that I don't understand what you're getting at, but I think it's silly and emotional.