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01-31-2018, 01:54 PM   #1
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Acon Photo's website doesn't open - are they no longer producing the triggers?

I wanted to buy their HSS trigger for my K-1 but their website no longer opens, anyone knows if they are still operational or it's game over for them?
If they are done, the only HSS option would be the Cactus 6 II?

website - acon-photo.com

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They let the domain name go on 3 Jan 2018. That and lack of alternative site on Google search is usually an indication they are no longer with us.

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QuoteOriginally posted by awscreo Quote
website - acon-photo.com
However...you might want to try the last version uploaded by the wayback machine...

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The domain is for sale. I can't find any products for sale. Only reference I find for them in web searches is on this forum.

Best guess. They're history.


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The domain is for sale.
Not quite yet. There is a grace period. GoDaddy is taking reservations of interest on their auction platform. I would expect the auction to go live with the expiration of the grace period on or near 4 Feb 2018 and continue until 7 Feb. If Acon renews before then, they get their domain back.


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Sad. I guess I missed out on their triggers.. I might send them an email, see if maybe they still assemble them for people, or have unsold stock

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QuoteOriginally posted by awscreo Quote
Sad. I guess I missed out of their triggers.. I might send them an email, see if maybe they still assemble them for people.
Is their e-mail on the same domain?


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Is their e-mail on the same domain?
No idea lol, if it is I'm out of luck)
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I'm glad I got mine when I did ... for all the lousy documentation, they were small, inexpensive, did P-TTL and HSS.

I use them in preference to the Cactus V6 II pair I own.
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I'm glad I got mine when I did ... for all the lousy documentation, they were small, inexpensive, did P-TTL and HSS.

I use them in preference to the Cactus V6 II pair I own.
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The registration expiry date now says 1/2019 so somebody renewed/bought it. HTTP header trace says server wants to redirect.
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Fingers crossed they'll be back. I want one for my k-1)
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They still owe me money for returned triggers.
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They still owe me money for returned triggers.
So you bancrupted them, and now we can't get triggers.

I think it's time to erase the "pair of acon triggers" from my photography upgrade list.
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Sucks because a pair of Cactus V6 II would be a lot more expensive and I don't use flash that often.. I need it for a shoot coming up in March..
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