Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/12/11

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Subject: Re: [Leica] American cameras
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1998 22:00:28


 We cannot afford to forget about the great American made Foton with
lifetime warranty.  I am proud owner of it.  The spring motor is a real
McCoy.  They might be rarer than Kodak Ektar and definitely reliable and

Best Wishes,

At 08:10 PM 12/11/98 EST, you wrote:
>Kodak's Ektra and Retina are the only ones which come immediately to
>mind, they are from the 1940's, and I do not know how much of those
>cameras were truly American, especially the lenses.
>After all, it isn't surprising.  Any lot who would waste perfectly good
>tea to make a political statement can't be expected to muster the kind of
>respect for life's fineries that give rise to cameras such as Leicas ; )
>On Fri, 11 Dec 1998 21:59:22 -0000 "Dr James Harper"
><> writes:
>Why is it that, with so much European influence and 
>>immigration, there is
>>no 	sought after American 35mm camera? 
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