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Now hold on a minite! Leica is now owned by Hermes, it is not owned by Leica. So should Leica stop being called 'leica'? Cosina bought the rights to the Voigt. name and puts out a range of rf products under that name why shouldn't it use a name it bought? Julian (must be slow today cos I STILL don't understand!) - ----- Original Message ----- From: "Marc James Small" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: <email@example.com> Sent: Friday, March 16, 2001 8:06 PM Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Bessa-T - let me get this straight... At 10:17 AM 3/16/2001 -0800, Ted Grant wrote: >>>>>There IS, of course, the intellectually dishonest Cosina management >> and, I suppose, a Cosina board room.<<<< > >I wondered why you made this comment? Not a chain pull, but an honest >question as I really don't understand. If Cosina had one ounce of honesty, they would list their goods as being made by Cosina and not by "Voigtländer". The products are NOT made by Voigtländer, a defunct German company. They are made by Cosina. Why is Cosina so afeared of using their own name on their own products? This is a LEICA Users' Group. I was unaware I belonged to a COSINA Users' Group. I do belong to several Lists which involve the real Voigtlander name and heritage, and am an early member of the Voigtländer Verein, the Mark organization. But, again, this is the LEICA Users' Group, and let it rest their. I recognize that Stephen Gandy, as a vendor, has a vested fiscal interest in this issue, and that Tom Abrahamson appears to have the same (note: he has NOT denied that he receives goodies or money or favors from Cosina!). Again, Ted, does the word "E T H I C S" mean anything to you? Cosina seems to have no ethics. If they did, they would quit this hiding behind the "Voigtländer" name and would be honest enough to list their products in their own name. Marc firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: +540/343-7315 Cha robh bas fir gun ghras fir!