Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/20

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Subject: Re: [Leica] my first test with the 12/5.6
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 01:12:03 EST

Marc, in my mind Voigtlander is indeed selling stuff today. Cosina bought the 
name from RingFoto/Germany and just as BMW owns Rolls Royce, VW owns Bentley 
and , gasp! , Herme's owns 1/3 of Leica Camera AG, nobody really thinks that 
the Bentley is a Beetle in disquise or the Rolls Royce is a BMW in sheep's 
clothing or that Leica is just another name for overpriced scarves - 
Voigtlander is alive and well, only operated under a new management and from 
a different country. I would agree with you if the products were substandard, 
but I think that the Voigtlander of old would be very proud of some of the 
stuff Cosina produces under their name.
The truth might set you free, but international marketing makes the world a 
rather interesting place.
Tom A

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