CONTAX cameras going under

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Yup, the rumours are true. PhotographyBlog have reported
that Kyocera Corporation has just issued a press release announcing that they
are terminating their CONTAX branded camera business. Citing “difficulties in
catching up with the recent rapid market changes,” Kyocera will cease shipping
of CONTAX branded cameras, exclusive lenses and accessories in September 2005,
while the CONTAX 645 will ship to some markets until December 2005.

Kyocera
has also announced that they will continue to provide after-sales support for
owners of CONTAX cameras and their accessories for a maximum of up to ten
years, depending on the specifications on the produc

Chris Cornwell