Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/11/30

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Subject: [Leica] Yasahura
From: Alex Brattell <>
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 1998 09:28:36 +0000

>Howard Cummer wrote
>"PS I am looking forward to receiving my Yasuhara T981 and using Leica LTM
>lenses on that platform."
>How does one go about getting one of these. I am in the UK and do not have
>easy internet access?
>thanks Frank

Hi Frank

I'm also interested in this possibly eccentric project.
I recently received this e-mail:

>Thank you for your mail.
>Sorry to say, we are now too busy to release our first product successfully.
>After we showed the picture of T981 in our web page,
>not only the consumers but also magazine writers and the press are rushing to
>Straightly to say, it is making a panic in Japanese camera market.
>The demand from Japanese market is too large.
>So we are now changing the production system to supply more.
>We think we can release the first lot at the end of next February in the
>We will try to start to supply T981 to the oversea countries as soon as
>Please not to be hasty.
>Shin Yasuhara
>4-5-11-104 Setagaya-ku Tokyo 154 Japan