I was just kidding when I said this looked like a sophisticated weapon ... I wonder if the SWISS ARMY KNIFE is or is not a weapon of the Swiss, and where did I get the "fall in love with nice weapons" gene... (not true, I don't like guns) "what seems to be the core business of Arca: military targeting devices. "... I just loved that. At the same time is a surprise and... not... (allegedly).
Regarding the website, they do own the name www.arcaswiss.com
but it is parked. The other interesting thing is that if you click in the ArcaSwiss logo at some distributors website... it is linked to this domain parked ! I think that they care about the photographer user base. Just look at the way they cached one of them promoting the Korean copy of their product. They are probably even reading this as we speak -or type-..
If I sold beautiful gear like ARCA SWISS I would love to show them off on a nice website, but I sort of admire them for not doing so...its cool..
this it hearsay, don't know whether it's true: This is more in line to what some competitor (sorry, forgot who it was) at photokina told me what seems to be the core business of Arca: military targeting devices. no need for a website, they don't need to sell cameras. nothing wrong with that, I wonder whether any digital medium format users ever though of the initial aim of someone like dalsa or kodak to develop high resolution chips. I am sure the pentagon is a better client than a few photographer continueing to complain about their melting investments...
maybe it would really help if Arca Swiss told us why they refuse to do the internet thing. I know wandadoo is big in France, which strikes me odd, when even my cleaner has a personal domain.