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« on: September 25, 2006, 09:33:47 AM »
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Just wanted to let everyone know that the Aptus 17 Refurbs are down to about 8 left in case anyone was interested.

AFD: 3
V-Series: 3
H2: 2

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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2006, 04:03:08 PM »
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Steve,
I ordered one back (V-mount) from a NYC dealer around Aug-25.

The dealer seems to have no clue when Leaf will be able to ship these backs (I think the backs went for some testing to Leaf corp.). What I am hearing since August is "in the next couple of days".

Do you have any information when the refurb Aptus-17 will ship?

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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2006, 08:49:36 PM »
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Steve,
I ordered one back (V-mount) from a NYC dealer around Aug-25.

The dealer seems to have no clue when Leaf will be able to ship these backs (I think the backs went for some testing to Leaf corp.). What I am hearing since August is "in the next couple of days".

Do you have any information when the refurb Aptus-17 will ship?

Regards,
Peter
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Our August orders were just fulfilled this week. I would expect your unit to arrive shortly, although our August orders were all Mamiya AFD mounts, and I believe a lot of the Aptus 17 Refurb stock is in that mount already, which means they didn't have to go through a re-mounting process.

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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2006, 09:40:03 PM »
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Ah, that makes sense.
The Hallmark Inst. units were most likely Mamiya mount; so some of them might get rerigged to V-mount, which will require some additional time.

Thanks, Steve.

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« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2006, 02:43:11 PM »
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I "ordered" mine about 8 weeks ago.... have pestered the dealer once every couple weeks. I am now starting to re-think the purchase.  I shoot Hassselblad... thinking of getting the CF-V back, but as I remember the Aptus had some nice features.

I called the other day, they said any day now.... 10/11/06
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2006, 09:56:23 PM »
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Same here... ordered Aptus-17 around Aug-25 from Fotocare in NYC.

All Fotocare has done so far is:
- Take my downpayment
- Sent me incorrect invoice (referencing Valeo, but I ordered an Aptus)
- Did not respond to email question about delivery status.

I find it quite sobbering that they do not find it worth providing a realistic shipping update; when I ordered in August the rep claimed "will ship probably by the end of this week".

If the rep would have said "listen I don't know yet when the DB will ship", I would have accepted that without annoyance. Maybe the guy is pretty new to sales.

...Hey, the good news is Fotocare has significant room to improve post-sales service levels...

Peter
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« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2006, 10:35:01 PM »
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Peter,

We could get you a Phase overnight at close to the same price.
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2006, 02:41:42 PM »
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how much are we talking about here?

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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2006, 06:25:16 PM »
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Good news here I was not expected to pay anythink up-front.

I am worried about what if it needs service, will it take 3 months?

Is $8000 a good buy for 17MP?

With the Fuji S5 announcemnt being less of a camera than I expected; should I just buy a canon 5h?  ( I was hoping for a full frame sensor or at least a larger sensor than Nikon offers /size not MP)


 
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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2006, 10:29:55 PM »
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I think 8k is a very good deal to get (with an Aptus-17) into digital medium-format with 16bit-capture and a good-size sensor (compared to Canon and co).

There is also a comercial component to it since the back will have a trade-in value when upgrading that is basically identical to a 8k purchase price.

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« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2006, 08:33:15 AM »
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Yes I agree with all of that... I have always been a quality snob... shooting 2 1/4 trany when everyone else shot 35mm.  Shooting the Fuji S2 and 3 when most make due with the Canon and Nikon stuff.  Seems like a lot of good work is done with the "lesser" cameras.  

I used to have a DICOMED for my Hasselblad/Sinar stuff.  But that was a 6x6cm chip the Aptus is not that big.  But I can still get by on the view camera.
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« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2006, 04:23:54 PM »
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UPDATE... My Aptus 17 may very well be delivered next week so says my dealer.
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