Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/03

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Cosina acquires Leica!!!
From: Johnny Deadman <>
Date: Tue, 03 Apr 2001 10:18:19 -0400

on 4/3/01 9:41 AM, B. D. Colen at wrote:

> Contract hit, hell....This would be the best thing that could possibly
> happen to Leica and Leica users....Sooner or later, someone is going to
> swallow Leica whole...It maybe someone like the handbag maker that has
> already bitten off 1/3rd, it make be a Korean dishwasher manufacturer,
> or, if we are incredibly lucky, it will be Mr. Kobayashi, who is clearly
> devoted to preserving rangefinders as a working alternative to the
> combination microwave oven and cameras which have taken over the rest of
> the photographic market. He and Cosina clearly have the deep pockets,
> and commitment, not only to preserve what Leica already is and has, but
> to continue the R&D to carry it into the future.
> So, great job on the April Fool's joke, Ken. And I, for one, will say a
> little prayer each night that it some day become reality.
> B. D.

Amen, BD. Ayyy-MEN!

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Johnny Deadman

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