I got the following after I signed up a few months ago on the Hasselblad USA site.
I am not connected with any company. Just posting this because I thought someone would be interested.
Zeiss Ikon Limited Edition Camera - Now Ready to Order!
Thank you for registering your interest in the Limited Edition Zeiss Ikon camera body. Deliveries of this camera are expected to begin in late August and you are part of a select group that has the opportunity to purchase the camera before it is made available to the general public.
The Limited Edition Zeiss Ikon camera is restricted to a world-wide production run of only 1,200 units. This version features a special insignia and ships with an elegant black leather body case with the Zeiss Ikon logo on the top left corner and a 'Limited Edition' logo on the lower right corner. In addition, Hasselblad USA and Zeiss have teamed up to offer a commemorative laser-etched, glass-block paper weight for buyers who register their Limited Edition camera (more details below).
Supplies of the Limited Edition version are very limited and there are nearly 4x the number of registered leads as there are cameras allocated to the U.S. market. If you are interested in purchasing this camera we encourage you to act quickly.
If you are interested just in the camera itself and not necessarily the Limited Edition version, a 'standard' version is expected to begin shipping in the fall without any limit to the stock availability. A black finish version of the body is also planned, but will not be offered in the Limited Edition series (which will be in a silver finish only). More details about this 'standard' version of the Zeiss Ikon body will be forthcoming.
Order Process for the Zeiss Ikon Limited Edition Camera
1) Contact one of the authorized Zeiss Ikon dealers listed below to place your order. Only these dealers are authorized to sell the Zeiss Ikon product line. Please note, orders cannot be placed directly with Hasselblad USA.
2) The dealer will place an order on your behalf with Hasselblad USA, the exclusive distributor of Zeiss Ikon in the USA market.
3) Hasselblad USA will accept orders on a first-come, first-served basis until the number of allocated units has been exhausted.
4) If the order is accepted, the dealer will be notified and the order placed in queue awaiting deliveries of the camera body (deliveries expected to begin in late August).
5) If the order cannot be accepted due to insufficient stock, the dealer will be notified. At this point, you will have the option of changing the order to the 'standard' version of the Zeiss Ikon camera, or canceling the order completely. Please note, the prices of the Limited Edition and 'standard' versions are identical.
Thank you again for your interest in this camera. We'll be using this method of communication to send additional product information in the future and to keep you advised of availability.
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Limited Edition Camera body shown with optional Zeiss Biogon T* 2.8/25mm lens.
Orders for the Limited Edition Zeiss Ikon Camera now accepted at one of these fine dealers
Zeiss Ikon Authorized Dealers
Camera West - Monterey, CA
Freestyle Photographic Supplies
Los Angeles, CA
Keeble & Shuchat
Palo Alto, CA
The Classic Connection
Mail Order: 800-225-8638
E. Philip Levine
New York, NY
New York, NY
New York, NY
The Photo Village
New York, NY
Glazer's Camera Supply
Special Gift for Zeiss Ikon Limited Edition Buyers
Hasselblad USA and Carl Zeiss have teamed up to offer a special commemorative paperweight for buyers of the Zeiss Ikon Limited Edition camera. When you register your purchase by submitting the warranty cards, Hasselblad USA will send you the gift at no charge.
This special paperweight is made from solid, high quality glass with a 3-D rendering of the Limited Edition camera laser etched within the block. Weighing in at a hefty 18.4 oz., this paperweight is a fine complement to the Limited Edition camera and our thanks for your purchase.
Details on how to receive this commemorative gift will be included in each Limited Edition camera box.
Hasselblad USA Inc
East Coast Office | 10 Madison Road | Fairfield, NJ 07004
Tel. +1-973-227-7320 | Fax. +1-973-227-3249
West Coast Office | 15207 N.E. 95th Street | Redmond, WA 98052
Tel. +1-425-861-6434 | Fax. +1-425-861-88