On Wednesday, February 13, 2013 I sent my Koni-Omega 58/5.6 Wide Omegon lens for shutter service via United States Postal Service Priority Mail to

Essex Camera Services, Inc.
100 Amor Avenue Carlstadt, New Jersey 07072
Phone: (201)-933-7272 Fax: (201)-933-7647

The box arrived back at my home on Tuesday, February 19 with a “Return To Sender” sticker over the New Jersey address. In a blank space on the RTS sticker, the US Postal Service carrier in New Jersey had handwritten in ballpoint pen, “Company out of Business.”

The Essex Camera Services website is operating like always with no mention of problems. A further Internet search returned the following links indicating that ECS was a victim of the late October 2012 Hurricane Sandy that caused massive damage to the New Jersey-New York City area.


http://photo.net/classic-cameras-forum/00bBYc?start=0 (in particular see page 2)

I sent an email message to info@essexcamera.com asking whether ECS intended to reenter business, possibly at a new location. Yahoo mail returned the following message:

“mailbox is full: retry timeout exceeded”

There was talk in some of the posts suggesting that the owner might restart the business, but currently it seems that Essex Camera Services is extinct.