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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 9:04 am 
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Hi folks,

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 (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. :roll:

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. 8)


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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 11:40 am 
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slrmagic are known to me through their lens releases on mirrorless systems. Essentially mount changed C-mount lenses on the relative cheap, so nothing really special there. Then again, that's all that Noktor were too (albeit with better marketing), so it is a decent match.

I wouldn't expect any miracles...

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