Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/08/13

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Non-Leica-Made Electronic M?
From: Eric Welch <>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 19:34:22 -0500

At 12:59 PM 8/13/98 -0400, you wrote:

>when the
>IIIF was the current Leica we would not have the M6.  Leica thought that they
>did the right thing when they commissioned Minolta to make the R series.

Sheesh, we really need a FAQ. :-)

Once again, for the umpteenth time, Minolta did not make the R series. None
of them. Period. 

They made most of the body shells (R3-7), but they did not build the
cameras. Leica built them, mostly in Portugal, some in Germany. They got
parts from Minolta and other places too.

>good cameras but never received recognition as serious Leicas. 

Not correct. 
- -- 

Eric Welch
St. Joseph, MO

Better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.