Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/05/10

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Solm's Lack of Quality
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Sun, 10 May 1998 07:44:52 -0500

At 09:25 AM 5/10/98 +0200, you wrote:

>You need to wait a long time till you have USD 2000 for a 
>new lens. When you get a dead one, you are disapppointed 

Yes, of course. Like Stalin said, a million dead is a statistic, one dead
is a tragedy.


Every camera manufacturer has these problems. To expect Leica to achieve
perfection is asking too much. If people don't think M3s broke soon out of
the box back in the 50s, they're sadly mistaken. 


Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

The distinction between past, present and future is only an illusion, even
if a stubborn one. - Albert Einstein