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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Cosina acquires Leica!!!
From: "Julian Thomas" <>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 16:48:45 +0200
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I third that! Who was the Lugger who has a 12 week wait for a new vf in his
M3 - wouldn't be with Cosina in charge! Could you imagine the marketing
expertise and product innovation cosina has shown to date - but from

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Johnny Deadman" <>
To: "LUG" <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 4:18 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Cosina acquires Leica!!!

> 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!
> --
> Johnny Deadman

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