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    From : http://www.HasselbladUSA.Com/about-H...d/History.aspx

    When Arvid Viktor Hasselblad, son of the company’s founder and
    an avid amateur photographer, established a photographic division
    within the company he is reported to comment.
    “I certainly don’t think that we will earn much money on this,
    but at least it will allow us to take pictures for free.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by ulv View Post
    Marco, Steve. Back is hold in place by four neodymium magnets.
    Thanks. I was wondering if it could be magnets.

    Quote Originally Posted by k_jupiter View Post
    You want success?
    Make it a kit.
    I think selling as a kit could be a good idea. Also just selling parts. e.g. someone might be interested in just the back to fit to their own camera.

    Do you make the bellows yourself? You could have some success selling those too.


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    It is true that there aren't a lot of choices on the local Polish market for large format cameras. In the shops in Kraków I've seen a few Linhofs, some big Soviet studio cameras, and not much in between, and the pathways for purchasing a camera through the Internet are different due to language and perhaps methods of payment.

    Argentum in Hungary seems to be surviving, making affordable wooden LF cameras.

    A business making LF cameras in Poland could also be a business selling lenses, filmholders, film, and other accessories.
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    Price-list?

    Is it still a prototype? is there a price-list? Thanks by me-half-polish.
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    I'd like a 5x7, red bellows with med grey paint job thank-you.

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    Good luck with it :-)

    I hope it sells.

    I might consider buying one when you've perfected the focal plane shutter version ;-)
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    I agree with Tim that there would be a market for a kit camera. Why not present them side by side, it would eliminate a lot of the labor involved in assembly and open your market to a younger or less affluent group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb View Post
    A white camera with a red bellows is going to start looking dirty with regular use, I think. If you want to offer a camera in patriotic colors, how about red with a white bellows?
    Great idea!
    I vote for yes; Rafa?, maybe you should think about this camera as a national product, and sell it only in patriotic colors?
    That would be recognizable at first sight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rudolf View Post
    Great idea!
    I vote for yes; Rafa?, maybe you should think about this camera as a national product, and sell it only in patriotic colors?
    That would be recognizable at first sight.
    [Polish humor]

    Yeah! and I'd call it TP-1 (from "Teraz Polska", Poland Now!)

    [/Polish humor]
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    Rudolf, idea is great but as we know now white camera is not such a good idea. White bellows... well, who knows. Last two prototypes are ready at this moment. First five cameras for sell will be available probably in January. Two color version, but none of them is white for now, natural wood with red bellows and second with black.
    We also think about simpler version as a diy kit. And yes, maybe in future we will create also 5x7 and 8x10 version.
    I will provide You new photos and informations soon.

    Best regards
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