Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/03/16

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Bessa-T - let me get this straight...
From: Mikiro Mori <>
Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 10:18:21 +0100
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At 6:43 PM -0800 01.3.15, Stephen Gandy wrote:
>Unlike Leica for the past quarter of a century or so since the discontinued
>CL,  Cosina is trying to offer people a low cost way into the M system.
>Jim Brick wrote:
>  > People will buy the Bessa-T, find the problems that common sense should
>  > have dictated, then try to sell them.

Obviously, Bessa-T is not a camera for everyone. IMO, Cosina did not intend 
to make it as an entry M camera (which possibly will appear in the future 
in collaboration with Leica). As Tom A described, this is a strange camera 
but in a good way. Apparently, Japanese camera manufacturers believe that 
silver-based photography will be for the most par a subject of hobby and 
are trying to create demand from amateur photographers who now have 
divergent tastes and want something different. As far as I know, those who 
are interested in buying Bessa-T have more than one Leica cameras. Time 
will tell.

- -- 
Mikiro @ Strasbourg

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