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Lumicon
Vendor


Reged: 10/07/12

Loc: Southern California
Lumicon International
      #5460282 - 10/08/12 09:32 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
Lumicon International, LLC
http://www.lumicon.com


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RodgerHouTex
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Reged: 06/02/09

Loc: Houston, Texas, USA
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: Lumicon]
      #5460326 - 10/08/12 10:09 AM

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

Edited by RodgerHouTex (10/08/12 10:09 AM)


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desertlens
scholastic sledgehammer
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Reged: 12/06/10

Loc: 36N 105W
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: RodgerHouTex]
      #5460434 - 10/08/12 11:11 AM

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

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Jan Owen
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Reged: 02/12/06

Loc: Sun City West, Arizona
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: Lumicon]
      #5460483 - 10/08/12 11:57 AM



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Traveler
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Reged: 08/19/07

Loc: The Netherlands
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: Jan Owen]
      #5460956 - 10/08/12 04:53 PM

Great news!

I wish you good luck.


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GeneT
Ely Kid
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Reged: 11/07/08

Loc: South Texas
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: Lumicon]
      #5460989 - 10/08/12 05:29 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?

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Lumicon
Vendor


Reged: 10/07/12

Loc: Southern California
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: GeneT]
      #5461082 - 10/08/12 06:42 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


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Ira
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 08/22/10

Loc: Mitzpe Ramon, Israel
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: Lumicon]
      #5461341 - 10/08/12 10:05 PM

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

/Ira


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Smittty692k4
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Reged: 07/05/11

Loc: East Bernard, TX
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: Ira]
      #5461767 - 10/09/12 09:02 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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skybsd
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Reged: 02/01/08

Re: Lumicon International new [Re: Lumicon]
      #5462717 - 10/09/12 07:23 PM

Congrats on your taking on this challenge

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

Best of luck for the future!

Regards,

skybsd


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coopman
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Reged: 04/23/06

Loc: South Louisiana
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: skybsd]
      #5463041 - 10/09/12 11:09 PM

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

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Lumicon
Vendor


Reged: 10/07/12

Loc: Southern California
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: coopman]
      #5463760 - 10/10/12 12:22 PM

Quote:

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


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DavidNealMinnick
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Reged: 03/06/06

Re: Lumicon International new [Re: Lumicon]
      #5464562 - 10/10/12 10:42 PM

Marc,

Have you obtained a new mfr. for your filters?


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Lumicon
Vendor


Reged: 10/07/12

Loc: Southern California
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: DavidNealMinnick]
      #5464684 - 10/11/12 12:13 AM

Quote:

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


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tjay
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Reged: 02/03/07

Loc: just outside of Toronto
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: Lumicon]
      #5468390 - 10/13/12 02:12 PM

Marc,

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


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bilgebayModerator
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Reged: 11/06/08

Loc: Turkiye - Istanbul and Marmari...
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: tjay]
      #5468422 - 10/13/12 02:30 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.


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albert1
Carpal Tunnel
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Reged: 01/01/07

Loc: Southern New Jersey
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: bilgebay]
      #5469162 - 10/14/12 12:17 AM

Marc,

Congratulations.

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


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coopman
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Reged: 04/23/06

Loc: South Louisiana
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: albert1]
      #5469405 - 10/14/12 08:34 AM

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

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Lumicon
Vendor


Reged: 10/07/12

Loc: Southern California
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: coopman]
      #5469825 - 10/14/12 01:40 PM

Quote:

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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helpwanted
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Reged: 07/04/07

Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: Lumicon]
      #5470018 - 10/14/12 03:32 PM

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

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GatorStarGazer
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Reged: 05/26/09

Loc: Schertz, TX
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: helpwanted]
      #5471531 - 10/15/12 01:02 PM

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

Cheers...Eric


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Great Red Spot
Vendor-Great Red Spot


Reged: 06/17/07

Loc: Detroit, Mi
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: Lumicon]
      #5471765 - 10/15/12 03:24 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.

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crazyqban
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Reged: 12/16/08

Loc: Miami, Florida
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: Great Red Spot]
      #5472520 - 10/15/12 11:41 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.

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Lumicon
Vendor


Reged: 10/07/12

Loc: Southern California
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: crazyqban]
      #5472819 - 10/16/12 07:22 AM

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

Marc


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wolfman_4_ever
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Reged: 07/15/11

Loc: El Segundo, Ca, So. Cal
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: Lumicon]
      #5474030 - 10/16/12 09:03 PM

Finally! Welcome back!

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

Awesome!

Edited by wolfman_4_ever (10/17/12 05:46 PM)


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Rocketlawnchair
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Reged: 06/17/11

Loc: Toronto, ON
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: wolfman_4_ever]
      #5475144 - 10/17/12 01:51 PM

Great news!

I've been holding off getting a few filters, hoping that Lumicon would bounce back (and being very happy with the Lumicon filters I already have).

I had to cancel an order several months ago because of the uncertainty of when stock would be coming in and now I can go ahead and re-order.



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Lumicon
Vendor


Reged: 10/07/12

Loc: Southern California
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: Rocketlawnchair]
      #5476135 - 10/18/12 12:17 AM

Quote:

Great news!

I've been holding off getting a few filters, hoping that Lumicon would bounce back (and being very happy with the Lumicon filters I already have).

I had to cancel an order several months ago because of the uncertainty of when stock would be coming in and now I can go ahead and re-order.





Hi Wolfman,

Email me before placing order and I will verify availability for you.

Regards,

Marc


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Glen A W
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Reged: 07/04/08

Loc: USA
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: helpwanted]
      #5479335 - 10/19/12 07:18 PM

I hope you will keep the mechanical stuff available too. I have several items and I've always liked your products. Do you sell the nice brass thumbscrews for the eyepiece holder on the easy guider separately? I could use a couple. GW

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Lumicon
Vendor


Reged: 10/07/12

Loc: Southern California
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: Glen A W]
      #5480195 - 10/20/12 11:19 AM

Quote:

I hope you will keep the mechanical stuff available too. I have several items and I've always liked your products. Do you sell the nice brass thumbscrews for the eyepiece holder on the easy guider separately? I could use a couple. GW



Hi Glen,

I will take a look next week to see if these are still available.

Marc


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Lumicon
Vendor


Reged: 10/07/12

Loc: Southern California
Re: Lumicon International new [Re: Glen A W]
      #5488566 - 10/25/12 12:35 PM

Quote:

I hope you will keep the mechanical stuff available too. I have several items and I've always liked your products. Do you sell the nice brass thumbscrews for the eyepiece holder on the easy guider separately? I could use a couple. GW



Hi Glen,

I do have the brass thumb screws. Send me a PM if you still need them.

Marc


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