Stroboframe <= Tiffen gone Chapter 11

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Bill Tuthill, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. Bill Tuthill

    Bill Tuthill Guest

    Bill Tuthill, Nov 5, 2003
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    Ed E. Guest

    I've been meaning to ask - who is a good bracket manufacturer in lieu of
    Stroboframe's absence? I'm looking for a current model that allows a camera
    to be turned counter-clockwise within the bracket, but only the camera. I
    don't want something like their QuickFlip 350 that turns the camera
    clockwise and you flip the arm over with the flash attached. That one's
    cumbersome, and hard on the flash.
     
    Ed E., Nov 5, 2003
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    George Guest

    Bummer...I'm not a big user of Tiffen filters, and I prefer (and use) Newton
    brackets, BUT Tiffen is my Bronica distributor!!!!!!!!!!!! Why doesn't
    Bronica ever get a decent (and stable) distributor?
     
    George, Nov 5, 2003
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  4. Bill Tuthill

    George Guest

    Check out Newton, if you prefer to grip your camera instead of the bracket.
    Newton brackets don't have a grip, so if that is what you want then Newton
    isn't for you. Personally, I like Newton brackets.
     
    George, Nov 5, 2003
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  5. No, Kodak owned Wratten. They bought Wratten, an English filter
    manufacturer, many years ago, and moved them to Rochester. Recently,
    Tiffen has taken over marketing and distribution of Wratten filters,
    along with marketing "Kodak" brand accessories.

    <http://www.tiffen.com/tiffen.press release.html>
     
    Stephen H. Westin, Nov 6, 2003
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  6. Bill Tuthill

    Ed E. Guest

    Thanks, George. I'll do that. I see that there is still some decent stock
    available for the Stroboframe Camera Flip, which is almost exactly what I'm
    looking for.

    I hope Tiffen survives this Chapter 11 episode and comes back swinging.
    They seem to have so much going for them to have this happen. I'd suspect
    some of their major buyers weren't paying up.
     
    Ed E., Nov 6, 2003
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