Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/02/09

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Subject: Re: [Leica] R8 woes.
From: (David Morton)
Date: Tue, 9 Feb 1999 15:35 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)

Eric Welch writes:
> The explanations have been here for quite some time. Leica is a small
> company. They can't just whip up a motor drive like merlin the magician.
> They should have put more effort into it, but they haven't for reasons 
> only
> they know. They had the motor coming, and then the company building it 
> for
> them went belly up. It's not like they can just up and find a new 
> company
> to do it without major compromises.

I've heard this before, and still don't understand it. You see if the 
situation was as-described, then the design drawings for the R8 motor are 
a done deal, right? So why the delay? Hell, there are *dozens* of small 
manufacturing companies in the UK alone that could have a winder in 
production from completed drawings in 3-4 months, let alone two years!

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