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12-16-2014, 06:44 PM   #1
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Metz - Chapter 11 ?

I have seen text recently that Metz is in chapter 11. Is this true? What is the long term impact for owners of Metz flash equipment? They have been making flash equipment for 75 years. I understand that the financial drag on the company was their TV business. Can the flash equipment survive the reorganization? I also see that Manfrooto ( USA distributor) no longer lists Metz equipment. Just my luck. I just paid $400 for a new Metz flash for my K-3.

12-16-2014, 08:09 PM   #2
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Your flash should still work regardless of Metz's financial conditions, no?��

Who knows about the rest? It is early in the process. Brands get sold and resold all the time is the rumor I keep hearing.

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An earlier thread on the subject, with some discussion of options for the future:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/125-flashes-lighting-studio/279662-welp-m...nsolvency.html

Probably best to continue there.
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They were one of the only companies that did not outsource their manufacturing to the far-east. I'm not saying that is the reason why they went bankrupt but it does make you think...

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