Multiblitz is bancrupt

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  1. AgX

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    Now another european studio-flash manufacturer (after the british Bowens) is to be liquidated.

    Multiblitz, founded 1948, is one of Europe's pioneers in electronic flashes. Founder Dr. Mannesmann invented the Guide-Number.
    Multiblitz was specialized smaller units, they included in their range very small units to be carried in a suitcase, thus Multiblitz flashes were the introduction of many west-german photographer into studio flash-lighting. In the 80s their flashes were most common in small portrait studios.
     
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    Oh what a shame this is.
     
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    Never heard of them.
     
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    My very first studio lights were Multiblitz. Wonderful build quality and easy to use.
    It's sad they have had to declare themselves bankrupt - they were a great lighting company.
     
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    Made Multiblitz something compatible to a Canon Speedlight? Maybe concerning the latter you mix up Multiblitz with Metz (who survived bancrupsy...)
     
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    My impression is that the market for studio lighting, in contrast to some on-camera flashes, long time was more regional.
     
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    My first job as a wedding photographer we used multiblitz connected to a wet cell battery .. fantastic units, never failed.
     
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    Yes, I got confused with Metz - have amended my original post accordingly. :D
     
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    Metz have as brand "Mecablitz", so one easyly can mix up manufacturers.
     
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    All german reflectors I know of where propriatory. Graflexes were unknown here anyway.

    Here already in the 30s 35mm and rollfilm cameras were used as press cameras.
     
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    I've allowed myself to photograph four (4) weddings since 1970, 2 with Graflex and 2 with Metz. Did a terrible job with all of them.
     
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