Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/06/28[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
At 06:51 PM 6/28/98 +0800, you wrote: >Eric let me elaborate - the main 'innovations' of the R8 are (and please >correct me if I am wrong) I would contend that nothing you mention is essential to good photography, and according to Leica's philosophy, that's not a bad thing. Who cares, as long as it does the job. The camera is wonderful, it works, very accurately, I might add, and so far for me reliably. Maybe they've got most of the bugs worked out of it. >being respectively bought in (from Japan), copied/reverse engineered, and >botched. All this in a package which has grown about 20% in size and What botched? As far as copying, they either license something or they don't use it. In this litigious world, they just don't reverse engineer and take something. >increasingly high-tech driven field? Perhaps digital is the way out - I >hope so but still believe it would be better for Leica to team up with a >major digital player whilst they still have a good reputation (and are >solvent) than to go it alone. By the way the word I have from dealers is >that the R8 is a very slow seller these days and even the initial >interest dropped pretty quickly after it came to market... >Adrian Bradshaw >Photojournalist >Shanghai, China Where you live has a lot to do with your impression of sales. Asia is a bust for Leica this year, and for reasons not theirs. - -- Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch Is reading in the bathroom considered Multi-Tasking?