The Swedish camera company IKONOSKOP - www.ikonoskop.com, an early advocate of raw motion picture recording, announced on Twitter earlier today the words "We're Back!" The announcement comes months after having ceased production due to a "strained financial situation."
This morning the Ikonoskop website banner displays a large headline reading "Ikonoskop: Renewed." The announcement included that the company was under new management and that they "are in the process of renewing and improving the Ikonoskop ecosystem to better support [their] fellow community of A-Cam dII owners, users, and professional filmmakers."
Later, an e-mail from new Ikonoskop owners Pete Teo and Joachim Vansteelant that was addressed to current camera owners surfaced on the website Cinescopophilia.com:
"Fellow A-Cam dII Owners,
I'm really excited to share with everyone that Ikonoskop is being renewed and improved to better support our valued community of A-Cam dII owners, users and professional filmmakers.
First, while our name is still Ikonoskop, we are a new company.
In July, Ikonoskop filed for bankruptcy. Two A-Cam dII owners, Peter Teo and I, felt that it was important to find a way to continue supporting filmmakers with the only camera that facilitates creativity through simplicity and quality. So, along with an additional investor, we bought the Ikonoskop estate.
Currently, we are in the process of restarting the Ikonoskop ecosystem. Our focus during this time is on supporting you - our community of fellow A-Cam dII users. With this in mind, the first thing we've brought online is camera maintenance. If you happen to have a camera or an accessory that needs repair, simply contact us and we will work out the details with you.
It's going to take us a little bit of time to get everything up and running, but as we progress we are going to keep you updated. We'll be in touch through email, Facebook and Twitter. And please, if you do have specific questions or concerns feel free to give us a call at +32 496 41 33 95, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd be happy to hear from you.
Thank you for being a member of the Ikonoskop community, and thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this time of renewal.
Joachim Vansteelant and the Ikonoskop Team
This comes as a huge sigh of relief to many camera owners and potential buyers, a number of whom took to social media upon hearing the announcement. Ikonoskop's twitter account [@ikonoskop] exploded with user excitement. As @decoystudios put it "[the] filmmakers [sic] best versatile camera is back!"