Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/02/14

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Subject: Re: [Leica] WKs 7,8 Includes picture of new film camera from France
From: Johnny Deadman <>
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2001 18:24:47 -0500

on 2/14/01 4:45 PM, Steve LeHuray at wrote:

> This picture plus alternate is from a story that i am doing on the new Aaton
> A-minama 16/S16mm camera. This camera is a huge jump in technology and as
> you can see from the M2 beside it, it is very small for a professional
> camera. This particular camera is number 27 from the hand-assembly line. And
> if you think Leicas are expensive, the body on this camera is about $15,000,
> then you have to buy a viewfinder, magazines, lenses, etc, etc.

It looks pretty much like a regular aaton except for the magazine. Is that a
400 ft reel? If so it's pretty amazing.
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Johnny Deadman