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Aidas Pikiotas
AidasCams

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Posted - Sep 24 2009 :  2:52:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit AidasCams's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello friends,

Happy to inform you, that long-awaited book "1200 Soviet Cameras" is printed already! Today evening I had a telephone conversation with Viktor Suglob and he have confirmed me, that very first batch of printed books is already completed! What's a great day indeed!

I know, that more detailed information will be send to Vlad directly tomorrow morning. Vlad, sorry to announce these news right now...

Best Regards,
Aidas


Vladislav Kern
Vlad
USA
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Posted - Sep 24 2009 :  3:03:41 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That's GREAT NEWS indeed Aidas!!!!!!!! Thanks for announcing it, nothing to be sorry about!

I will post more info as I have it for everyone once I receive word from Viktor! I can imagine how happy and relieved he is! Waiting forward for his email!

Cheers,
Vlad
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BERRY alain
mermoz37
France
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Posted - Sep 25 2009 :  04:30:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
that's a very good news for Xmas gifts
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
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Posted - Sep 28 2009 :  12:39:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just got off the phone with Viktor. Got some good news. He already has the soft-cover version in his hands but from what I understood it's the hard-cover that will be distributed and those are on its way to his and he should have those in 2 weeks. The book is huge and heavy. Viktor said they are ready to take pre-orders but he is working out the payment system for it and will have more info next week. The pricing is as follows in US Dollars:

Single copy is $180 + shipping
5-20 copies is $140 + shipping
20+ is $120 + shipping

For the U.S. members it may make sense price-wise to get one shipment and then distribute it in U.S. Yuri B of Fedka was kind enough to offer his assistance with that, I will let him post here for more details.

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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
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Posted - Sep 28 2009 :  12:42:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote

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Yuri Boguslavsky
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Posted - Sep 28 2009 :  6:03:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit fedka's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I can get a list of US members who will definitely buy the book. Based on the number of books, I would order a batch from Victor at the appropriate (reduced) price. Then I would sell the book to the people from the list at cost.
Note that the cost will consist of the book price, shipping the book from Belarus to USA (this is to be determined) and shipping the book from NY to your address (which I can estimate when I know the book weight and your ZIP code). But I estimate this will still be less expensive than ordering a single book directly from Victor.

For international members (outside of the US) it could make more sense to order from Victor directly, since shipping from the US is probably as high or higher than shipping from Belarus.

So let's see if there is any interest in my suggestion. You can place your names and quantities right here, in this thread.

Yuri




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Bill Parkinson
nightphoto
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Posted - Sep 29 2009 :  03:08:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit nightphoto's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Dear Yuri ... You are very kind to make this offer! Thank you.

I would like to order two books if it becomes possible for you to do this.

Bill Parkinson - 2 books.

Regards, Bill

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Michel
France
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Posted - Sep 29 2009 :  04:12:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh dear…

We, english speaking(??) collectors wil have to take some Russian language lessons

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garry
Ukraine
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Posted - Sep 29 2009 :  07:10:27 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
will this book be available in bookshops in russian speaking countries or is it only a limited edition, available only by special order?
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
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Posted - Sep 29 2009 :  09:09:21 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Garry,

Yes this book actually mainly will be available in Belarus and Russia from what I understand. The distributor is still being worked out over there but you will be able to get it directly from MirFoto in Minsk as well. I will post more details next week on how to purchase these directly once I get the information from Viktor.

Cheers,
Vlad
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Zoom
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Posted - Sep 29 2009 :  10:48:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
See also: http://mirfoto.by/katalog-klassifikator
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
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Posted - Sep 29 2009 :  10:56:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Thank you Zoom! Didn't think to look on MirFoto site. . But I guess there is a phone # for the C.I.S. residents to purchase it directly. Viktor also mentioned that post office money transfers can be accepted within Russia/Belarus etc..

For Asia, Europe and Americas we are waiting on method of payment.

Vlad.
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Kirill Yegoshin
SnuSmu
Russia
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Posted - Oct 02 2009 :  03:41:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey, does anybody know the quantity of books printed? I wonder if they ever will appear in bookshops
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
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Posted - Oct 02 2009 :  08:56:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I will ask that question. I'll be calling Viktor sometime next week. Maybe Aidas knows?

Cheers,
Vlad.
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Aidas Pikiotas
AidasCams
Lithuania
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Posted - Oct 05 2009 :  07:22:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit AidasCams's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SnuSmu

Hey, does anybody know the quantity of books printed? I wonder if they ever will appear in bookshops



Hi,

200 copies. I have found such an information inside the book.

Best Regards,
Aidas
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Kirill Yegoshin
SnuSmu
Russia
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Posted - Oct 06 2009 :  02:41:24 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks a lot. maybe I should buy two then - it's gonna be a rarity soon ^)
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
USA
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Posted - Oct 08 2009 :  1:48:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just a little update: Talked to Viktor on the phone today - he got very sick after the book presentation and had not been able to figure out an overseas shipment plan just yet because of that. We are hoping to resolve that next week.

The book will be sold in retail stores in Moscow and Minsk at least from what I understood...

To Luiz: I've asked about shipment to Brazil, he will also try to find a way.

Cheers,
Vlad
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okynek
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Posted - Oct 16 2009 :  3:58:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Can we kindly ask Victor and perhaps others who was involved in making this book to sign it for us?
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
USA
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Posted - Oct 24 2009 :  8:34:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Just an update... still waiting for the book box before they can ship it to USA.

By the way, in Moscow it is available at:
Бережковская наб.14 в мастерских РСУ
according to a forum post on Zenitcamera.com.

Vlad
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Alexander K.
AlexanderK
Germany
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Posted - Oct 27 2009 :  5:39:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello,
I would like to order the book from Germany. I would be grateful for more information, especially the possible methods of payment.
Thanks, Alexander

<b><i>KnFoto</i></b>
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
USA
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Posted - Oct 27 2009 :  6:51:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hello Alexander.

I just talked to Viktor today, the distribution for the Europe is just being set up now, so more information will be available in near future.. They are still waiting for the hard boxes for the book in order mass distribute them, so they won't be shipped in any significant numbers anywhere until that happens. I will post more info as I have it.

Cheers,
Vlad
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
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Posted - Nov 02 2009 :  4:35:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
...still waiting on those cursed book boxes ...
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Juhani Halmeenmaki
cedricfan
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Posted - Nov 04 2009 :  12:34:33 PM  Show Profile  Visit cedricfan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Guess who has today gotten his
Zillion thanks to the kind forwarder, Viktor for signing it and naturally authors for making all this work!

Best regards,
Juhani
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
USA
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Posted - Nov 04 2009 :  1:26:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Wow congrats! We all officially envy you!
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
USA
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Posted - Nov 12 2009 :  09:12:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
A bit of news from Viktor for the U.S. crowd who is involved in our bulk order and waiting on these. The books are now complete with the hard boxes and they are figuring out the acceptance of payment from overseas. Taking a bit longer than anticipated because it's not that easy apparently to get these from Belarus to U.S. . Juhani was lucky enough to have someone meet Viktor in Vilnius and get a quantity of those into Northern Europe.

As a side note these are should be already in stores in Belarus and Russia, see the mirfoto.by website for more info on that.

Cheers,
Vlad
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okynek
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Posted - Nov 12 2009 :  09:44:34 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Vlad I guess I missed the post about book order.
I would definitely like to order one. If Victor will be kind enough to sign these books for us, I'll take 2 books, one for use and one for collection, to keep it intact
I also wondering if this book will be available in electronic format, on CD, or on-line?
It would really help me to use it at work !!!
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
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Posted - Nov 12 2009 :  10:20:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
All right, Yuri or I will add it to the order. I doubt about electronic format . You're stuck with this site for now .

Cheers,
Vlad.
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okynek
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Posted - Dec 04 2009 :  3:38:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just wondering if we ever going to see these books in US?
Any news?
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
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Posted - Dec 04 2009 :  3:46:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi Okynek,

Yes, without going into details we're having difficulties transferring funds from U.S. to Belarus and shipping such heavy cargo since they have not done it before, Viktor is trying different options so it comes out cheapest for everyone. He is asking to bear with them while they figure it out.. I will also check back with him this weekend.I can assure you he has a pallet of 10 books that say "To USA" sitting in his office .

Vlad

Vlad
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okynek
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Posted - Dec 04 2009 :  4:16:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Vlad I have some experience shipping around the word, and specially in FSU.
The most economical way to ship books is one-by-one by regular Mail. Other possibility is to go to Airport cargo facility and put them on a direct flight. And here in NY, Chicago or DC we will take them out of the plain. All Air companies offering this. Should not be a problem. UPS, FedEx, DHL is no good. They are too expensive and require too much paperwork.
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okynek
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Posted - Dec 04 2009 :  4:23:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Money can be send by regular mail using USPS Money order, or Western Union money order. Both easy to cash in FSU without paying tax.
Other possibility is prepaid Visa/Master/AmEx card, again have to be send by regular mail in envelope.
Money transfers is not working good between FSU and US and they to expensive because tax on both sides and bank fees.

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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
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Posted - Dec 04 2009 :  4:24:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Yes, he is looking at cargo options. Probably by sea since it's gonna be the cheapest. 10 books are like 50-60 kilos

Vlad
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okynek
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Posted - Dec 04 2009 :  4:31:32 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
He will not save much money by sea. Sea will take 2 month to arrive and then a lot of troubles to get them out of the cargo port. Ask Victor to research how much it cost to ship books one-by-one by Mail. I bet no more than $15/book. I would pay this extra to be able to read this book today.
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
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Posted - Dec 04 2009 :  5:28:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
No for that weight it's at least about $50 a book it's a really heavy book if sent by airmail, but that's really not the problem, it how we transfer the money to them. There are some logistical issues in that regard. We'll get them here may just take a little bit.
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Juhani Halmeenmaki
cedricfan
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Posted - Dec 05 2009 :  04:40:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit cedricfan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Vlad10 books are like 50-60 kilos


Yes, I just had The Book in my hands and it is over 5kg certainly!

Best regards,
Juhani
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okynek
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Posted - Dec 05 2009 :  7:13:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! 5kg? Now I even more want to get it! Prinselle weight less then 1.5kg ( 3 lb ).
Must be very heavy cameras in this book
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Aidas Pikiotas
AidasCams
Lithuania
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Posted - Dec 06 2009 :  02:23:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit AidasCams's Homepage  Reply with Quote
And good morning,

sorry to disappoint you, but the book itself weights 2.5 kg only ...

Best Regards,
Aidas
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Juhani Halmeenmaki
cedricfan
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Posted - Dec 06 2009 :  05:17:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit cedricfan's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I am getting weaker...

Best regards,
Juhani
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
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Posted - Dec 06 2009 :  1:06:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Aidas - with the box 2.5 kg?
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Aidas Pikiotas
AidasCams
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Posted - Dec 06 2009 :  2:18:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit AidasCams's Homepage  Reply with Quote
hi Vlad,

no, book itself weights 2.5 kg. You should add 0.5-0.7 kg for packing and box ...

Best Regards,
Aidas
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Alexander K.
AlexanderK
Germany
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Posted - Dec 06 2009 :  4:47:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello,
I have tried to order this book directly from "mirfoto". The last information I have got is from end of October, that the boxes are not ready. How can I buy this book? Help me please...


Alexander
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
USA
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Posted - Dec 06 2009 :  6:14:38 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Alexander you should probably contact them again, they have actually ran out of the books from the initial print run so they have printed 500 more. I honestly have no idea how they handle the European orders... having tough time getting them to U.S. to start with , as you've seen from this thread...

Good luck!
Vlad.
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
USA
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Posted - Dec 10 2009 :  10:48:52 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Great news for everyone!

Yuri Davidenko had acquired a shipment of book from Viktor and now we can freely get them on eBay!! Here's the link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Book-Russian-and-Soviet-Cameras-650-pages-Viktor-Suglob_W0QQitemZ350291661238QQcmdZViewItemQQptZFilm_Cameras?hash=item518f0291b6#ht_5175wt_1165

Vlad
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
USA
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Posted - Dec 10 2009 :  12:35:46 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Update: please order the book directly from Yuri Davidenko's store. He ships worldwide and takes all kinds of payment types. You can get it a little cheaper if you get it directly from the site

http://www.dvdtechnik.com/?p=res&pn=1&p_t=view&id=134&mid=253&cur=usd

Vlad
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Steve
Bull Halsey
USA
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Posted - Dec 21 2009 :  5:23:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi All,

I received my copy of the book this afternoon. It's quite nice and a lot to go through.

I do have a request of those who read Russian, however. I see my FED 2 Festival Camera listed, with correct serial number. Would someone be so kind to translate what is written?

I would appreciate it very much.

Thanks,
Steve
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
USA
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Posted - Dec 23 2009 :  8:18:34 PM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
For our non-Russian speaking friends I have found this product, I have not tried it, but this seems like something that can be used to scan text in Russian books and translate it into English... just an idea....

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/516733-REG/IRIS_USOA403_IRISPen_Translator_6_Pen.html#features

Vlad
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Vladislav Kern
Vlad
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Posted - Jan 28 2010 :  11:42:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit Vlad's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Got this in email from MirFoto today:

This publication is dedicated to the talent of Soviet scientists, designers and engineers have created for more than 60 years of huge number of models of photographic equipment, mass-manufactured in the Soviet Union. Soviet fotoapparatostroenie is one of the leading places in the world among countries producing cameras of the twentieth century, and, therefore, worthy to be told about it was described in detail.

Production of amateur and professional photographic equipment in the former Soviet Union was focused mainly on the territory of three republics. For ease of classification, these centers are conventionally called Russian, Belarusian, Ukrainian and regional industry groups.

The number of printed copies is 750.

Total amount (with delivery) is 135 USD or 97 Euro.

Use, please the following data for payment by banking transfer (depends of currency: USD or Euro):

Banking payments in Euro

Correspondent bank
Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt am Main
SWIFT: COBA DE FF
Correspondent account 400886900000EUR

Beneficiarys bank
Belgazprombank, Minsk
SWIFT: OLMPBY2X
Account 3812000000016

The purpose of payment:
To card account 2J000019 RYHOR SHATERNIK for the book "1200 Cameras from the USSR"

Banking payments in USD

Correspondent bank
Standard Chartered Bank, New York
SWIFT: SCBL US 33
Correspondent account 3582023356001

Beneficiarys bank
Belgazprombank, Minsk
SWIFT: OLMPBY2X
Account 3812000000016

The purpose of payment:
To card account 6I000011 RYHOR SHATERNIK for the book "1200 Cameras from the USSR"


After transfer send us E-Mail (mirfoto@mirfoto.by) with information about the number of ordered books, and correct postal address.

The book will be delivered in 10 days. Our autographs will be included to every book. Inform us with your text desires of autograph, if you have this.


В рамках празднования 170-летней годовщины изобретения фотографии компания «Мир Фото» представила каталог-классификатор «1200 фотоаппаратов из СССР». Данное издание посвящено таланту советских ученых, конструкторов и инженеров, создавших за более, чем 60-летний период огромное количество моделей фотографической аппаратуры, массово производившейся в СССР. Советское фотоаппаратостроение занимает одно из ведущих мест в мире среди стран-производителей фотоаппаратуры ХХ века, и, следовательно, достойно того, чтобы о нем было рассказано подробно.

Производство любительской и профессиональной фотоаппаратуры в бывшем СССР было сосредоточено в основном на территории трех союзных республик. Для удобства классификации эти центры условно названы Российской, Белорусской, и Украинской региональными промышленными группами.

Объем книги - 650 страниц, тираж - 750 экземпляров. Книга имеет твердую обложку и снабжена пеналом.
Стоимость вместе с пересылкой составляет 135 долл. США или 97 Евро.

Для приобретения книги необходимо сделать банковское перечисление, используя нижеследующие реквизиты (в зависимости от валюты: доллары США или Евро):

Банковское перечисление в Евро

Банк-корреспондент
Commerzbank AG, Frankfurt am Main
SWIFT: COBA DE FF
Корреспонденский счет 400886900000EUR

Банк-бенефициар
Belgazprombank, Minsk
SWIFT: OLMPBY2X
Расчетный счет 3812000000016

Назначение платежа:
На карт-счет 2J000019 RYHOR SHATERNIK за книгу
"1200 фотоаппаратов из СССР"

Банковское перечисление в долларах США

Банк-корреспондент
Standard Chartered Bank, New York
SWIFT: SCBL US 33
Корреспонденский счет 3582023356001

Банк-бенефициар
Belgazprombank, Minsk
SWIFT: OLMPBY2X
Расчетный счет 3812000000016

Назначение платежа:
На карт-счет 6I000011 RYHOR SHATERNIK за книгу
"1200 фотоаппаратов из СССР"

После перечисления, наравьте, пожалуйста на наш E-Mail (mirfoto@mirfoto.by) сведения о количестве заказанных книг, точном (вместе с почтовым индексом) почтовом адресе.

Доставка книги авиапочтой - не более 10 дней (против 2 месяцев наземным транспортом). Все книги будут снабжены авторскими подписями. Если у Вас возникнут специальные пожелания в отношении текста подписи - также укажите в этом сообщении.
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Michel
France
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Posted - Jan 28 2010 :  11:55:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Vlad,

I received the same mail this morning.

A part of this mail is in english, but no mention of an english translation of the book……

Sincerly,
Michel.
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