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« on: May 23, 2009, 12:30:31 PM »
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http://translate.google.com/translate?js=n...history_state0=

Does anyone have more details? Will the Kodak sensor plant be affected? This seems to be affecting the Israeli division but what exactly happened there? Just Leaf, or more?
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2009, 01:05:15 PM »
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This isn't right as it states that the imaging division closed in November 2008.

I guess we would have heard long before now if Leaf had gone.

Website is still going, and I guess Yaya will post soon to tell us that they are all still hard at work in Israel making AFI-10's and so on.

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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2009, 01:12:52 PM »
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Its sounds more like they are moving the operation to china? I do have to say as a leaf user it does not sound good. I visited the operation in Israel  and it looked like they work on printing technology as the main business. They talked how China could not deliver the quality builds they needed.
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2009, 01:41:13 PM »
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(Reading it in hebrew). Says that Kodak Israel has fired the last 50 employees and is moving to china to concentrate on consumer stuff. Says nothing at all about Leaf. Leaf is owned by Creo which is owned by Kodak. I have no doubt whatsoever that Leaf is not produced by a kodak factory which also deals in printers and digicams.
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2009, 06:39:51 PM »
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Leaf is / was produced out of the same building that kodak works out of. Kodak just built a new building that Leaf and Creo moved into.
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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2009, 09:03:40 AM »
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An article in English: http://tinyurl.com/qdpcg8
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« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2009, 01:01:39 PM »
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Discontinuing its professional digital imaging components in Israel?

It would be nice to hear from someone what this means? Is LEAF closed or Just moved?

LEAF LEAF LEAF LEAF LEAF LEAF LEAF LEAF LEAF LEAF LEAF LEAF LEAF LEAF ?

Is YaYa  still employed?
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« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2009, 07:11:36 PM »
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http://www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/S...20News/2292762/
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« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2009, 07:17:01 PM »
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Quote from: eyeshigher1

I don't see a mention of Leaf anywhere, but this sentence sounds ominous:

"The professional cameras made by the unit cost tens of thousands of dollars each. They have 30-megapixel resolution, compared with 2-4 megapixel resolution of ordinary cameras."

Apart from the inaccuracies, this does sound like it might be Leaf. Does anyone know? Is Yair around?
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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2009, 10:52:03 PM »
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I don't see a mention of Leaf anywhere, but this sentence sounds ominous:

"The professional cameras made by the unit cost tens of thousands of dollars each. They have 30-megapixel resolution, compared with 2-4 megapixel resolution of ordinary cameras."

Apart from the inaccuracies, this does sound like it might be Leaf. Does anyone know? Is Yair around?

If the article says ordinary cameras have 2-4 megapixel resolution, the article itself must be about 5-7 years old.
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« Reply #10 on: May 24, 2009, 11:49:21 PM »
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April 27, 2009

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Quote from: ericstaud
... the article itself must be about 5-7 years old.
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« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2009, 12:40:31 AM »
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April 27, 2009

Thierry

Today is May 25, 2009 + www.leaf-photography.com remains healthy.

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« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2009, 12:59:35 AM »
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Today is May 25, 2009 + www.leaf-photography.com remains healthy.

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Try ordering an Aptus II-10 and you'll get an 8-10 week delivery date which the dealer won't guarantee!
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« Reply #13 on: May 25, 2009, 02:12:52 AM »
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Today is May 25, 2009 + www.leaf-photography.com remains healthy.

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The web site www.leaf-photography.com was not available yesterday at 10:40PM. The web site is up and running now, but for how long is still the question.
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« Reply #14 on: May 25, 2009, 02:22:30 AM »
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I would stay tuned and not panicking: if news dated April 27th 2009 have not yet (or only yesterday) reached the public, then it means, IMO, that something is going on.
I would have expected Leaf to have announced it IF it was simply a closure and firing of the people from their site in Israel without any B plan.

Therefore, don't specualte too much before getting the news of what really happens.

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« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2009, 02:33:00 AM »
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You could see it as Leaf creating its own buzz, since the news came out almost a month ago and nobody is saying anything about it? My own gut says Leaf is still alive but moved production to china?  it makes no sense to just dump a company before trying to maybe sell it off. its a wait and see, but this will kill sales if they don't speak up ASAP.

If you click the Leaf logo on the Leaf-photography site  it takes you to the LeafAmerica site

The leaf site now takes you directly to Leaf America Leaf-photography
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« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2009, 02:38:38 AM »
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this is not the Leaf America site:

http://www.leaf-photography.com/

I don't see it like you do, John.

Better wait and see.

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You could see it as Leaf creating its own buzz, since the news came out almost a month ago and nobody saying anything about it? My own gut says Leaf is still alive but moved production to china?  it makes no sense to just dump a company before trying to maybe sell it off. its a wait and see, but this will kill sales if they don't speak up ASAP.

If you click the Leaf logo on the Leaf-photography site  it takes you to the LeafAmerica site
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« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2009, 02:41:12 AM »
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try emptying your cache The link takes me to Leaf America
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« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2009, 02:45:13 AM »
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I did, John, same, it gives me the normal Leaf site.

Thierry

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« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2009, 03:39:00 AM »
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That was my attempt at humor, or a dig at the writer.
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