Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/21

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Subject: RE: [Leica] M6 titanium:still in production?! Ted
From: "Fantoni, Ernesto" <Fantoni@PHIBRED.COM>
Date: Mon, 21 Sep 1998 05:03:02 -0500

Dear Ted,

yes, I've been told 300 pieces for the world market. I trust who said
that and he knows I'm just an M photographer (no interest in R system).
Looking at the lens at Photokina (weight and size) and thinking at the
expected price it makes sense.A 35-70 with the weight of an 80-200 and
with a very limited maneuverability?
For sure not for everybody, unless they sell it with a free coupon for a
chiropractic treatment included.


- -----Original Message-----
From: Ted Grant []
Sent: domenica 20 settembre 1998 15.20
Subject: Re: [Leica] M6 titanium:still in production?! (and more)

Ernesto wrote:

>35-70 R 2.8:only 300 pieces will be made.

Hi Ernesto,

Do you mean they are only making 300 for the world market? 

If that's the case, even though I had my R8 relieved from my possesion, 
I better get an order in for the 2.8 35-70 as I had the 3.5 35-70 on the

camera that was stolen.

Obviously I'm replacing the R8, as well as the winder. But this faster 
lens makes a much better tool than the 3.5 when working by available 
light 99% of the time. 

Hopefully we'll not have to wait until the year 2000 or later before 
they are available, as we have for the R8 motor. :)


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