Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/10/14

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Subject: [Leica] Leica Wins in Any Scenario
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 20:58:28 EDT

Dear Colleagues,

The Konica Hexar M could clear the air for Leica Solms. It would be a market 
test without risk to Solms. If the Hexar cuts into Leica M sales, it's a 
simple matter to produce a powerful competitor to the Hexar M; or contract to 
market the Konica under the Leica label with a few changes characteristic of 
Leica. Meanwhile the Leica M6 family remains inviolate and even remains so 
should Leica adopt the Konica model. 

But if sales remain constant for the M6 family, Leica Solms would have an 
exclusive product that has proved itself against all competition. Solms wins 
either way. The important thing is to stay cool and be alert to timing.