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    Copal shutting the doors?

    has anyone heard about this? there is a rumor going around from "reliable sources" on other sites that they are going to cease production in a couple of months. It might make a difference to some people in terms of their shutter replacement plans. It might affect some of my replacement plans.
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    Re: Copal shutting the doors?

    It's not new news, Rodenstock have their own new shutter (electronic) release many months ago.

    Ian

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    Re: Copal shutting the doors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk Gittings View Post
    has anyone heard about this? there is a rumor going around from "reliable sources" on other sites that they are going to cease production in a couple of months. It might make a difference to some people in terms of their shutter replacement plans. It might affect some of my replacement plans.
    True but I spoke to Rodenstock and Prontor are still making shutters but they're more expensive. Rodenstock have supposedly bought a *lot* of stock so no problem for a while..
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    Re: Copal shutting the doors?

    This was announced last year. Rodenstock has purchased shuuters to serve their needs for the coming productions. But they, Schneider and DHW are all making electronic shutters now. However none make an electronic 3 size. Rodenstock's shutter is 0 size only. I believe that Schneider's is also. DHW's is a 1 size shutter and is sold as a 1 or as a 01 which is the 1 with a reducing thread.
    All require an acccessory controller to operate the shutter. The Rodenstock can be operated via an iPhone, iPod touch or an iPad. If you check the back postings you will find my press release about the Rodenstock.

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    Re: Copal shutting the doors?

    Quote Originally Posted by timparkin View Post
    True but I spoke to Rodenstock and Prontor are still making shutters but they're more expensive. Rodenstock have supposedly bought a *lot* of stock so no problem for a while..
    Prontor Werke discontinued the production of large format shutters; Compur, Prontor, Prontor Professional, a couple of decades ago. They still make some Prontor Magnetic shutters for OEM applications but whoever buys them must make a controller for the shutter. That is not a DYI project for the vast majority of shooters.

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    Re: Copal shutting the doors?

    No one has plans for a #3 shutter?

    Glad I didn't sell my LF glass.

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    Re: Copal shutting the doors?

    Holy smackeroos! I wonder how expensive a #0, #1 and #2 electronic shutter is.

    Nate Potter, Austin TX.

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    Re: Copal shutting the doors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Salomon - HP Marketing View Post
    This was announced last year. Rodenstock has purchased shuuters to serve their needs for the coming productions. But they, Schneider and DHW are all making electronic shutters now. However none make an electronic 3 size. Rodenstock's shutter is 0 size only. I believe that Schneider's is also. DHW's is a 1 size shutter and is sold as a 1 or as a 01 which is the 1 with a reducing thread.
    All require an acccessory controller to operate the shutter. The Rodenstock can be operated via an iPhone, iPod touch or an iPad. If you check the back postings you will find my press release about the Rodenstock.
    $2700 for the shutter
    $2300 for the control box
    Lenses that come with the eshutter =$5,000+
    Minimum operating temp of 32 degrees.
    Frickin sweetness!

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    Re: Copal shutting the doors?

    Quote Originally Posted by vinny View Post
    $2700 for the shutter
    $2300 for the control box
    Lenses that come with the eshutter =$5,000+
    Minimum operating temp of 32 degrees.
    Frickin sweetness!
    No good pictures were ever made below freezing anyway.
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    Re: Copal shutting the doors?

    Quote Originally Posted by C. D. Keth View Post
    No good pictures were ever made below freezing anyway.
    No good pictures were made with a digital camera before digital was invented either

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