Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/03/09

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Subject: Re: [Leica] German vs. Canadian Lenses
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Mon, 09 Mar 1998 21:31:29 -0800

Right on Ted,

Some of my very very best Leica lenses are "CANADA". As a user, not a
collector, I am only concerned with the equipment's performance. Not it's
point of origin.


At 11:14 PM 3/10/98 -0500, you wrote:
>George Huczek wrote:
><<<So why is it then, among Leicaphiles, that some regard
>Canadian-manufactured Leica equipment as being less desirable?>>>>>>
>Because they are elitists and snobs!  All it proves is they don't really
>know the difference in the first place and put on this big act that any
>piece of Leica gear not manufactured in the Fatherland is inferior.
>When in fact it's a pile of crap!  Each time I see this stuff come up it
>gets me a tad riled as I read what they say as, Canadians are not as good
>at puttiing Leicas together as Germans!
>Hell we kept the place going with what was done in Midland and we designed
>and made some of the best lenses during the past years.
>So if someone starts giving you BS about German assembled is better than
>Canadian, just tell them to stick it in they're ear! Or rectal orfice!