Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/10/14

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Subject: Re: Alf's Leicas don't have winder problems
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 22:49:46 -0500

At 08:26 PM 10/14/97 +0200, you wrote:

>A Leica is a viewfinder camera, and Leitz (GmbH, Solms, etc.) adopted the
>name to transfer the Leica's reputation to their SLRs in people's mind.
>Simple advertising strategy. But, even when you call an apple an egg, it's
>no egg [hey, with that sentence I go into eternity :) ], no matter how much
>you pay to some internal or external PR agency.

Simply nonsense. R and M cameras are made by the same company. Some of the
lenses are identical optically. What more do you want?

Leica is a contraction of Leitz Camera. Leica. That happened before the SLR
line came out in 1964.

Where do you get these ideas?

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

The gene pool could use a little chlorine.