Word on the Net is that Noktor
has been bought by SLR Magic. Not a company that had raised its head above my personal horizon so I did a bit of digging and it turns out that their main presence is an ebay store-front. A bit more digging turned up a remarkably uninformative website at http://www.slrmagic.com/index.html
(I'm always suspicious of companies that don't include their company address on their websites) but a DNS lookup (here
) at least revealed the address of the site owner. "Flat B" no less.
Ho hum, that's the nature of the brave new virtual world I guess. But the good news is that despite a rather New Age approach to its company's web presence it appears that SLR Magic is going to revitalise Noktor with a full-frame 50mm F0.95
rescue and a 28mm F2.8 E-mount
lens for Sony's NEX system which will be announced next month (source
). Very commendable so good luck to all concerned.