Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1997/11/06

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Subject: Leica logo
From: (Alastair Firkin)
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 1997 12:00:12 +1100

I wrote to Leica and got this reply back a day later. Efficient !! but not
all together tolerant ;-) but fairs fair, and I've removed the dreaded red
dot for an M6 with 35 asph ;-)

> Dear Mr. Firkin,
> first of all, thank you for your message informing us of your
> homepage. Generally speaking, we are always happy to see photography
> being promoted, especially of course in connection with the brand
> Leica.
> We would like to point out one flaw though: Our logo, that is of the
> Leica Camera AG, consists unseperably of both the red "button" and
> the dark grey written charakter you will see on every brochure and
> package. We insist on it being used in this form by anybody wishing
> to relate to us. It is also not tolerated to include any additional
> elements within this logo (such as "user groups").
> Please change this accordingly asap.
> Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
> Best regards
> Leica Camera AG, CPR
> i.A. Rolf Krueger
> -----Ursprungliche Nachricht-----
> Von:    Alastair Firkin []
> Gesendet am:    Mittwoch, 5. November 1997 08:36
> An:     cpr
> Betreff:        Re: newsletter 2/97
> >
> >The new LEICA Z2X is a compact and fully automatic 35mm zoom-camera
> that
> >stands out thanks to its genuine Leica lens and its exceptionally
> elegant
> >looks. It combines Leica quality with the highest operational ease.
> >(
> >
> Thank you, I have bought the Leica Z2X, and so far we have been very
> happy
> with it. I personally would like a few more manual controls, but its
> results are very satisfying.
> Please be aware, that I have used a version of the Leica logo on my
> home
> page. It is with great pride,that I use Leica cameras, and have now
> been a
> member of an internet mail group for over a year, the Leica Users
> Group.
> The logo has been created to celebrate this interest, and the Leica
> camera.
> I have no commercial interest or gain from my Home page. If you wish
> me to
> remove the logo [as is your right], please let me know. You can view
> the
> logo version at my home page address below.
> Please note , that this month I've got mostly Rollei information up,
> having
> had a very successful Noctilux page for the last 4 months. [you sold 3
> Noctilux lenses that I know of ;-), though two of them were second
> hand.]
> Alastair Firkin,

Alastair Firkin,