Today marks the official withdrawal of Konica Minolta from the photographic industry and the closure of the companyu2019s UK office.

Today marks the official withdrawal of Konica Minolta from the photographic industry and the closure of the company?s UK office.

As from today Sony takes over the Konica Minolta digital SLR brand and customer services for Konica Minolta products which also include film cameras, digital still cameras, light meters and accessories.

Sony has confirmed that Staffordshire-based Johnsons Photopia Ltd has been appointed as the official servicing agent for Konica, Minolta and Konica Minolta branded products, either within or outside their warranty. These products include digital still cameras, digital SLRs, film-based SLRs, lenses, film scanners, film compacts, flashguns and accessories.

For details contact JP Service Solutions, Johnsons Photopia Ltd, Hempstalls Lane, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 OSW. Tel: 01782 753366 or email kmsupport@jpss.co.uk.

Customers with any after sales queries can also call the Sony Customer Information Centre on 08705 111999.

Sony can be contacted at Sony National Operations Centre, Pipers Way, Thatcham, Berkshire RG19 4LZ.

? The Photostore – a photographic dealer in Doncaster, South Yorkshire – contacted AP to say that it supplies Konica Minolta-branded accessories and instruction manuals.

For details call 01302 738334.

Meanwhile, a website dedicated to users of Konica Minolta equipment has been set up at www.minoltamania.co.uk