Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/02/21[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
I am an anti-dot guy (strongly): 1) An old black chrome M4 looks much better than a dotted M6, also the engravings. 2) The red dot can be seen from a long distance, only for the benefit of dishonest people. I see the dot only as a marketing gimmick, an idea from some advertising agency, in order to distinguish the Leica products from others. We are all walking advertisers. To be realistic, Solms will never let go of the logo. I am sure people using the Leica P/S love their dots, and are proud of them too. Some pro users seem to like them as well, and I can live with that, as long as there is black tape. (There was a well known Swedish glamour photographer, living in Stockholm, who glued red dots on his chrome M3:s.) For me the only purpose of the dot is to signal -Come and get me, I am expensive. Why help dishonest people, Ted?