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#1 Rolfe Klement

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 02:30 AM

Looks like OpTex Ltd was placed into administrative receivership on Friday 23rd of December 2005

http://www.optexint.com/
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#2 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 05:57 AM

Looks like OpTex Ltd was placed into administrative receivership on Friday 23rd of December 2005

http://www.optexint.com/


Sorry to hear that, I've bought a lot of kit from them over the years.
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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 07:34 AM

And another one down...

Obviously, the thriving British film industry is doing just fine!

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#4 Tim J Durham

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 08:14 AM

And another one down...

Obviously, the thriving British film industry is doing just fine!

Phil

10 years ago, here in Washington, DC there were probably 20 more production houses than there are today.
I'm not sure what Optex did, but Final Cut Pro killed ALOT of production companies.
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#5 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 09:16 AM

If their business was run in the same incoherent way as thier website was then I can't say I'm surprised.
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#6 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 09:20 AM

10 years ago, here in Washington, DC there were probably 20 more production houses than there are today.
I'm not sure what Optex did, but Final Cut Pro killed ALOT of production companies.


Optex sell and rent film & video gear. They're the Steadicam dealers in the UK. They have also been involved with modifying Canon lenses for use in film & television and also their own Super 16 lenses.
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#7 Stephen Williams

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 09:57 AM

Optex sell and rent film & video gear. They're the Steadicam dealers in the UK. They have also been involved with modifying Canon lenses for use in film & television and also their own Super 16 lenses.


Hi,

They also developed their own products such as an excellent periscope system.
I am sorry for anybody who have lost their jobs.

Stephen
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#8 Rolfe Klement

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 12:18 PM

funny you should mention that - of every company I have done business with the ones who were too willing to negotiate deals or forgot to charge us for stuff went bankrupt (VFG and Optex)

this is just a reminder to all people trying to squeeze more out of production companies - it is like pirate DVD's - great to start with but then the producers start to suffer so it becomes harder to get good | expensive shows made - and in the end the whole product suffers and eventually gets replaced with cheap mobile phone video camera reality shows

my 2 cents

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#9 Tim Carroll

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 04:57 PM

Looks like OpTex Ltd was placed into administrative receivership on Friday 23rd of December 2005

http://www.optexint.com/


I need to have a Zeiss zoom converted to Super 16, anyone have any suggestions on who to go to now that Optex is out of the picture? Anyone know where Optex got the Super 16 conversion kits, I was told they did not make them themselves, that they bought the optics kits and just made the PL mounts for the kits.

Have looked at the Serious Gear conversion and was not overly impressed.

Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks,
-Tim
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#10 Mitch Gross

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Posted 03 January 2006 - 09:13 PM

Talk to Les at ZGC. He may still have some conversion kits left. ZGC is the US distributor for Optex products.
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