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    Franke and Heidecke (Rollei MF cameras and projectors) close to an end

    From a dutch site:

    Rollei has given a statement on february 27 that it will stop completely all activities due to a lack of funds. Basicly they are bankrupt or at least under Chapter 11 in German.

    A sad day for all of us.

    Peter

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    Guess it's time to stock up...

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    I can't believe that. That really sucks and makes for a sad day indeed

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    Sad, but looks like it's true:
    http://www.luminous-landscape.com/essays/FH.pdf

    Mark

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    No comment.
    Everytime I find a film or paper that I like, they discontinue it. - Paul Strand - Aperture monograph on Strand

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    Mark, the pdf you linked mentions Franke & Heidecke, and IIRC it's the camera manufacturer. I hope Maco has nothing to do with that.

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    Thanks for the link Mark, it sounds like the majority shareholder has made some painful losses.

    Tom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anon Ymous View Post
    Mark, the pdf you linked mentions Franke & Heidecke, and IIRC it's the camera manufacturer. I hope Maco has nothing to do with that.
    I sure hope the same as you although it would really be sad seeing such a beautiful product / company disappear. I mailed them about 1 week ago to order a strap for my Rollei TLR but heard nothing...I am afraid I now know why...

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    Seeing a camera manufacturer vanishing is sad, but reducing our film choices is far worse IMHO...

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    I wonder how this will affect Sinar, Leaf, and the Hy6, seeing as F&H was the company actually building the camera.

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