Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/08/12

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica SM lenses
From: "Guido Soprano" <>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 00:49:18 EDT

So help me understand  this...

You want my deposit money for 5 weeks, and then I MAY get a product?

Well frankly, no.

I'll do business with someone who understands things different.

Yours in approved dealership and profit,


>Subject: [Leica] Leica SM lenses
>Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 22:34:55 EDT
><<Does this mean Leica will take orders and then decide whether it will
>actually produce the lens?  The 90 mm Summicron M has been promised for
>months if not for more than a year and there are very, very few finding 
>way to the dealers.>>
>OK Don,
>Now you have asked the $64,000 question!
>I hope that this is NOT what they are doing and -in all fairness- (from 
>I have heard) this is NOT what they did for 90APO's for R8 Motor drives.
>I would bet that they will only be available in very limited quantities in
>the begining and possibly for a while. I base this, not on anything I have
>been told, but on the fact that they are being made "primarily for the
>Japanese market."
>As a responsible dealer, here is my offering plan sans prices:
>I am ordering two of each of these lenses. I am going to take $150 deposits
>from up to two interested parties on each lens to "place" holds on #1 and 
>of each. IF I don't receive the lenses by the end of September THEN I will
>give the parties the option of having there monies returned. If I get 'em 
>then...then we're all a-ok.
>This plan is only a trial and I guess I will see if it all works out...
>BTW, I have only received one deposit as of tonight, but about 16 
>parties." God bless the net. ;-)

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