Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/08/04

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Subject: Re: Leica-Users List Digest V1 #580
From: Detlef Beyer <>
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 1997 14:20:17 +0200

>Presumably, Leica prices M cameras so that they make the most
>profit. If they think they could sell a single M camera per year for
>$10,000,000 and make the most profit, or if they think they could sell
>500,000 M cameras for $500 and make a bigger profit they will do it.

That's very theoretical - Leica had to make the decission before (!) they
construct a new camera.... It's IMO impossible to sell the M6 as a mass
product, even if you cut the price!