Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/04/18

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Subject: [Leica] Re: ODDS and ends
From: Jim Brick <>
Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 21:27:24 -0700
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At 07:42 PM 4/18/01 -0700, Guy Bennett wrote:
>If you're curious, Eric (and God knows, you'd have to be), you could do a
>quick search in the archives for "Hexar," "M7," and (if you're really bold)
>"AF," and/or "AE M" - you'll find there the very sentiment you're
>expressing in the above snippet. The Hexar *is* that camera. Oddly enough,
>for all the noise generated by the arrival of an electronic M camera, the
>"Konica M" has fallen silent.

Well... enough of us predicted this. Most Leica M users, I believe, like
the fact that the Leica M is a quiet manual mechanical camera. I could not
figure out where the market is/was for an electronic M. The very essence of
a 35mm rangefinder camera is simple, manual, and mechanical. Even with a
RapidWinder. Obviously there will be folks who buy, would buy, electronic,
AE, RF cameras. But I believe they are outside the bell curve.

Maybe time will tell. Or has it already told? Has the bell tolled?


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Message from "B. D. Colen" <> ([Leica] ODDS and ends)
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