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On Jan 17, 2018, android wrote
(in article<fc9pc2FdtsvU1@mid.individual.net>):

> On 2018-01-17 19:41:19 +0000, Bill W said:
>
> > On Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:56:31 -0800, Savageduck
> > <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com>  wrote:
> >
> > > On Jan 17, 2018, android wrote
> > > (in article<fc9cd1FasahU1@mid.individual.net>):
> > >
> > > > On 2018-01-17 12:08:55 +0000, Savageduck said:
> > > >
> > > > > On Jan 17, 2018, android wrote
> > > > > (in article<fc8l69F5fbtU2@mid.individual.net>):
> > > > >
> > > > > > On 2018-01-17 06:55:24 +0000, Savageduck said:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > On Jan 16, 2018, android wrote
> > > > > > > (in article<fc8924F2pk4U1@mid.individual.net>:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > It's still a prosumer game...
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > <http://www.canonrumors.com/bcn-rankings-are-out-canon-continues-to-...
> > > > > > > > min
> > > > > > > > at
> > > > > > > > e-d
> > > > > > > > slrs-further-growth-in-mirrorless/>
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > <http://tinyurl.com/y9ukoluy>
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > BCN - Barcelona Airport does camera rankings for Canon Rumors?
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > That figures.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > From the about on the Business Computer News, BCN homepage:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Activities
> > > > > > Research and report on IT market
> > > > > > Managing IT industrial news website "BCN Bizline"
> > > > > > Company marketing and related material development
> > > > > >
> > > > > > So it's an IT oriented newservice... OKI?
> > > > >
> > > > > Aah, IT oriented news service, folks who don’t do much photography.
> > > >
> > > > An old calculator can sum up sales figures. FujiFilm ain't even on the
> > > > map back in their homeland apperantly...
> > > >
> > > > <http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f4/Solar-calculator...
> > >
> > > Who cares about sales figures?
> >
> > I do, along with lots of other people - for example, Pentax users.
> > It's already become a problem, with fewer and fewer 3d party lens
> > makers, for instance. And it's not just the 3d parties, if Pentax
> > itself folds, there is no more support for anything, and no future at
> > all.
> >
> > > The bottom line is, having a camera which delivers great IQ, and
> > > performance
> > > while being enjoyable to use. For me Fujifilm delivers that without the
> > > over
> > > the top pricing of Canon, Nikon, and Sony. This is from somebody who has
> > > spent considerable cash on Nikon DSLRs and glass.
> >
> > I think Fuji is a considerably more robust than Pentax, so you
> > shouldn't have to worry.
>
> Maybe they should merge?

Nope!

> Fuji is the holy mountain of Japan and some Japanese could consider it heresy to put that name on
a camera,

They haven’t, and it doesn’t look like they would. The company is 
Fujifilm, not Fuji, and in Japan there are hundreds, if not thousands of 
products and businesses with “Fuji” in their names.

> and some mainland Asians may have some lingering bitterness since the WWII
> and might avoid such a brand for that association.

So far that does not seem to have happened. Fujifilm is doing just fine in 
Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, even Australia.

> Pentax OTOH is a brand of heritage and used to be popular with the masses world wide...

Sadly yes. My K1000 will attest to that. However, Fujifilm has a 
photographic, imaging, and optics heritage as long, if not longer than 
Pentax.
<http://www.fujifilm.com/about/history/corporate_history/>

....and now we have the spectre of a full Fuji Xerox merger.

<http://fortune.com/2018/01/11/xerox-deal-talk-fujifilm-japan/>

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Regards,
Savageduck