Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/09/23

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Subject: RE: [Leica] M6 titanium disappeared from new Leica catalogue
From: "Fantoni, Ernesto" <Fantoni@PHIBRED.COM>
Date: Wed, 23 Sep 1998 07:39:33 -0500


don't trust the catalogue too much:the new APO 90 M will be available
not before Q2 '99 (they are saying that).
About the M6 titanium:maybe they have a bunch of bodies in inventory =
want to get rid of.Maybe I'm wrong, but the introduction of the Elmarit
90 titanium doesn't prove too much in my opinion:since they have the
barrell made in brass, they can either choose chrome or titanium
finish.This is why I retained all my doubts when I was told at =
this camera will remain in production without TTL.



- -----Original Message-----
From: Pascal [] =20
Sent: mercoled=EC 23 settembre 1998 10.47
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: [Leica] M6 titanium disappeared from new Leica catalogue

I noticed in the new Leica catalogue (09/98) I was talking about a
of days ago, that the M6 in titanium finish has completely disappeared! =

It is not even mentioned anymore.
The only M6 listed are: TTL black, TTL chrome, TTL 0.85 black.

The fact that the "new" M6 brochure does contain a reference to the M6=20
titanium (but no TTL update) could maybe be explained by Lucien's =

that this brochure dates from April 98, and thus well ahead of the=20
updated Leica catalogue.

Strange situation. So they would appear to bring the new titanium
of the Elmarit-M 90/2.8 to market only for existing M6 titanium owners? =

Must be a rather small market. On the other hand, owners of the M6=20
titanium might enjoy the privilege of having a kind of collector's item =

if the titanium version is effectively dropped!

BTW: the date I mentioned for the new Apo 135/3.4 M is wrong: in the=20
catalogue it is said that it will be available in Q4 of this year (and=20
not Q1 of 1999), as will the Apo 90/2.0 ASPH M. The new 35-70/2.8 ASPH =

will be available in Q1 of 1999.


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