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#1 Lumicon

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:32 AM

Hello all,

I wanted to introduce myself as the new owner of Lumicon International, LLC manufacturer of filters and accessories. My wife had been the controller for Lumicon for several years and when the economy took a downturn along with the tsunami in Japan, it created a big downturn for Lumicon's business. We saw this as an opportunity to take Lumicon to a new level so we decided to purchase the company and focus on its core products once again. We have retained some of the key people in the company to work with us. We have just completed production on a run of UHC's, OIII's and Deep Sky filters. While we are still short on many products listed on the website, the 3 mentioned here are now ready for shipping.

I know many people have experienced long delays in some recent shipments but with new ownership and guidance, we are returning Lumicon back it's position as a top supplier of filters.

Marc Neveux
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http://www.lumicon.com

#2 RodgerHouTex

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:09 AM

That's awesome news Marc. I own quite a few Lumicon filters and will probably be purchasing more now. Very high quality items.

#3 desertlens

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:11 AM

Superb! It's great to see the return of the "benchmark" in filters. Thanks for your efforts.

#4 Jan Owen

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 10:57 AM

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:53 PM

Great news!

I wish you good luck.

#6 GeneT

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:29 PM

I have always recommended Lumicon. I hope you can turn the company around. What if any changes do you plan for your deep sky filters, i.e. will you keep the current models? Any ball park estimates on how long it will take you to get orders out in a reasonable amount of time?

#7 Lumicon

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:42 PM

Hello all,

Thank you for all the words of encouragement.

GeneT: We will continue to make available the deep sky filters with the same manufacturing process and specs as is the same for any filters that will be available in the future. This is what Lumicon was built on and what I plan on carrying on. We are currently finishing production on Deep Sky's, OIII's and UHC's and they will be ready to ship tomorrow. If you or anyone has any specific stock inquiries, you can reach me at info@lumicon.com and I will provide whatever answers I can.

Regards,

Marc

#8 Ira

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:05 PM

I was a happy customer of Lumicon's in years gone by. Welcome back! :)

/Ira

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 08:02 AM

Thats such great news. Everytime a Lumicon OIII or UHC goes up for sale it sold almost instantly. This is perfect.

Good luck Marc!!

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 06:23 PM

Congrats on your taking on this challenge :waytogo:

Looking forward to seeing stability return to such a great name..,

Best of luck for the future!

Regards,

skybsd

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 10:09 PM

I'd sure like to see LS2045 and LS3045 available again for purchase.

#12 Lumicon

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:22 AM

I'd sure like to see LS2045 and LS3045 available again for purchase.

Hi Clay,

I expect both of these to be available by Friday this week. Machining is complete and they are being anodized currently.

PM me if you are interested in placing order and I will confirm availabilty.

Marc

#13 DavidNealMinnick

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 09:42 PM

Marc,

Have you obtained a new mfr. for your filters?

#14 Lumicon

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:13 PM

Marc,

Have you obtained a new mfr. for your filters?

There is no change to the manufacturing, process or specs. They are the exact same filters as under the previous ownership.

Marc

#15 tjay

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:12 PM

Marc,

I'm glad to hear that the Lumicon name and product will continue! They've long been the benchmark in quality.

#16 bilgebay

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 01:30 PM

I have almost all Lumicon filters in 2" size and I am very happy with all of them.

I wish you and Lumicon all the success.

#17 albert1

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 11:17 PM

Marc,

Congratulations.

Wishing you all the best guiding and maintaining your companies rightful place in the industry. Wonderful products.

#18 coopman

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 07:34 AM

Just got my first order in from the new Lumicon. Very fast service. Thanks Marc.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 12:40 PM

Just got my first order in from the new Lumicon. Very fast service. Thanks Marc.

You are welcome Clay, glad we had what you needed :)

Marc

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:32 PM

I would buy more of your filters... But I already own a complete set!

#21 GatorStarGazer

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 12:02 PM

Fantastic news Marc. Here's wishing you and your wife great success in the future.

Cheers...Eric

#22 Great Red Spot

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:24 PM

This is indeed good news. As a Lumicon vendor for a long time, I will be glad to get my stock back up to necessary levels. You can be expecting a PO from me in the near future.

#23 crazyqban

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 10:41 PM

Great news, I wish you guys nothing but the best and much success. It would have been a bummer if a name like Lumicon would have been a casualty of the times. I own a few Lumicon filters and the laser pointer holder, all are superb products.

#24 Lumicon

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 06:22 AM

Once again, thank you for all the words of encouragement!

Marc

#25 wolfman_4_ever

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Posted 16 October 2012 - 08:03 PM

Finally! Welcome back!

I have every 2" Lumicon filter, including colors, except the 2" variable polarizer filter!

Awesome!






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