Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/11/30

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: (Leica) Lens caps Keeping them: Prices
Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 09:05:49 EST

In a message dated 11/29/99 10:53:37 PM, writes:

>I am afraid that there is a very good reason why Leica charges so much
>for a
>lens cap. Limited production. I bet the total leica world wide yearly sales
>of rear lens caps would not match one busy New York camera store's sales
>C**** rear caps.

I'm told there are some aftermarket caps available in Leica M mount that are 
perfectly fine and sell for about $10. Do you suppose they've tapped into 
some vast but hidden market for M caps? No, I suspect limited production is 
only PART of the problem. Any way you look at it, it is an offense to have to 
pay $30-$40 for a cap. Of course, as with all things Leica, the solution for 
us bottom feeders is to buy used . . . 

Bob (psst! . . . Hey bud? Ya got any lens caps) McEowen