Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/08

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Subject: [Leica] OK ....I get it now,
From: "David Medley" <>
Date: Fri, 8 Jan 1999 15:29:32 -0800

one of you guy's isn't really there...are you?  Mark or Walt (whichever) is
just a pen name for the other and this has all been just a big joke on the
rest of us.........right?

David Medley
Whidbey Is.   WA

From: Marc James Small <>
To: <>
Cc: Walter S Delesandri <>
Date: Friday, January 08, 1999 2:46 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica Cassettes

>At 12:54 PM 1999-01-08 -0600, Walter S Delesandri, yet once again, made a
>fool of himself by writing:
>>Yes, those thieving japs.....the same ones that brought us those
>>crappy Nikons -- you know, that junky F/F2 and that piss-poor
>>Nikon SP -- the one that kicked the ass of Leitz/Zeiss.....
>>How dare them make the finest cameras yet built and price them
>>so that a mortal could buy them......the bastards.
>Try out the truth, brother:  the Japanese optical industry STOLE -- took
>without paying! -- German designs, and the Allies refused to allow Zeiss
>and Leitz and Voigtlander to protect themselves at law.  They got a free
>start.  Zeiss had been designing optical devices for 99 years when the
>Japanese simply TOOK what they wanted.
>Any morons, even the most idiotic buffoons, could build a profitable
>industry on this.  Think on it, and don't answer UNTIL you have thought, as
>you have a deplorable trait of suffering from foot-in-mouth disease.  IF
>you were granted the right to theft all of Nikon or Canon's patents,
>guaranteed, no penalties, RIGHT NOW -- couldn't you establish one heck of a
>camera company on this foundation?
>No, the Japanese are thieves.  Those who buy Canon or Nikon gear are
>abetting thievery.  The history is clean and clear.  Sure, I've shot Canon
>for years -- but the ethics of it bother me, intensely.  (I DID shoot
>Nikon, in the early '70's, but the F2 I had was the poorest excuse for junk
>I've ever used, and cured me of this, permanently.  This was a camera which
>FED would have been embarrassed to have sold.  The dealer refused to
>replace it, as, so HE said, all F2's were junk.  I got a Canon, instead,
>but, a decade later, learned the truth about the thieveries, and began to
>tailor my equipment to what I was comfortable with.)
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