Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/29[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
>A switch to Varta >"Photo" grade batteries got the device running fine. People are so ready to run down Leica (R and M) that they will say a lot of things about it from behind the counter. Why? Among other reasons, Ricoh gives them a better kickback for selling their stuff (higher profit margin) than Leica or any other manufacturer. At least in the camera store I worked in for two weeks they did. It's just easier to sell Nikon and Canon than Ricoh, or we'd see more of those on the market. So they have no vested interest, too often, in the photographers wants and needs, but in their own profit. Capitalism is amoral. It's amazing Leica survives at all considering it's never going to be profitable as a company that makes essentially disposable cameras in comparison. - -- Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch After all is said and done, usually more is said.