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    Mamiya calling it quits in the camera biz???

    I was going to post this in the doom and gloom sub forum but thought it might be more appropriate here since there may be major implications for those who are thinking of purchasing or recently purchased a new Mamiya camera with regards to warranty/repair issues.

    According to this site:http://www.engadget.com/2006/04/21/m...on-camera-biz/ and a couple of others on the web, mamiya is calling it quits in the camera biz.
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    I can check with people that I know at Mamiya USA. I know that when I spoke with Lorenzo at Photo Plus East, In October, that Mamiya had put their all into the new digital camera (which was well beyond the scheduled release date) and that they had lost a lot of market share. Lorenzo had indicated that they were just struggling to stay in business.

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    It is interesting that it is the DIGITAL equipment in Mamiya's range that has been suffering from 'stagnant sales'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lachlan Young
    It is interesting that it is the DIGITAL equipment in Mamiya's range that has been suffering from 'stagnant sales'

    Lachlan
    No not just digital but their entire line. One of the problems with Mamiya USA, IMO was their price structure for their film equipment. Much, much higher in the U.S. than what you could pay in Japan.
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    Is hasselblad the only remaining mfg of new medium format cameras or is there anyone else left?
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    Quote Originally Posted by donbga
    No not just digital but their entire line. One of the problems with Mamiya USA, IMO was their price structure for their film equipment. Much, much higher in the U.S. than what you could pay in Japan.
    With used prices what they are, I don't know if they would be selling much of anything even if their US prices were more in line with their Japanese prices. In this market, it is extremely hard to justify buying new, even if prices dropped by 25%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donbga
    No not just digital but their entire line. One of the problems with Mamiya USA, IMO was their price structure for their film equipment. Much, much higher in the U.S. than what you could pay in Japan.
    Or Europe for that matter. For the last few years, I suspect Robert White had a pretty good business selling M7's to the US.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb
    Or Europe for that matter. For the last few years, I suspect Robert White had a pretty good business selling M7's to the US.
    I hadn't realized how big the difference was until I went and looked after reading this. The Pro-TL kit w/ 80mm is $2999 at Adorama and $1364 from Robert White with the pound at 1.78261 USD...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Chinn
    Is hasselblad the only remaining mfg of new medium format cameras or is there anyone else left?

    There's still Pentax, Fuji, Rollei, Horseman, Seagull, and of course Arsenal (Kiev). Not to mention oddballs like Holga.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBP
    There's still Pentax, Fuji, Rollei, Horseman, Seagull, and of course Arsenal (Kiev). Not to mention oddballs like Holga.
    Yes, but if it is true that Mamiya stops the manufacturing of cameras, that will mean that there is no manufacturer (except Pentax) of 6x4.5cm or 6x7cm cameras with interchangeable lenses still in production.

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