Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/10/06

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Production figures M6 .85/aspheric lenses/best lenses
From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 1998 16:11:00 -0400

> Eric stated that Leica sold 'only' 4000 HM's over the total production
> period. In a full year Leica produces about 10500 M bodies. The M6HM has
> been in production for less than a year. That would amount to
> almost 50% of
> total yearly production. In my view a very successful model. The latest
> shareholder report stated a small reduction in M sales. Would that
> reduction be higher had the M .85 not be offered?  I think so.
Erwin - I think the point being made was not that the HM wasn't successful,
but that because it was only available for so short a period of time, and
because, therefore, there were so few made, it will be relatively