Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/07/19

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: Re: [Leica]If Leica is too expensive what would be the best alternative?
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Sun, 19 Jul 1998 17:21:07 -0500

At 10:20 PM 7/19/98 +0200, you wrote:

>Don't buy "lemons"("vieux clous" in french) such as Minolta srt, Pentax lx,
>Olympus om1 because these bodies are not retrievable if a spare part is

You are mistaken about the Pentax LX. One of my employees uses them and has
had one overhauled just recently.

And LTM Leica cameras are not out of favor with Leica, but there are
independent repair facilities, for other cameras too. But I agree on the
price of used Leicas. They will give a better return on investment than
anything else. Not that it's really an investment, but buying good tools
that last is economical.
- -- 

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

Cooperation can only be reached if we work together