Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica Handbook
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 07:05:01 -0500


Jacques Leonard designer wrote:
> What is in the Leica handbook ? I have never seen a copy of those >handbook.  Is it useful?

Good morning from Northern Virginia.

"The Handbook of the Leica System" was earlier called "Leica's General
Cataloque" and is a great reference book ("The Handbook").  It was
published with a date -- for example as "Edition of 15th September
1978," or later as "1996/1997" or "1997."  These are all examples that I

This year, 1998, Leica Camera AG published a new format of its catalog
and it is called, "Leica.  The Program."   My copy is dated 9/98.  "The
Program" is 128 pages in length and is not as useful as "The Handbook." 
"The Handbook" gave some technical information for cameras and lens out
of production.

I don't believe "The Handbook" is available for 1998 or 1999, as it has
been replaced by "Leica. The Program," as Leica Camera AG's new product

Bill Caldwell