Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/05/12

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Subject: Re: [Leica] RE: Konica fiction
From: apbbeijing <>
Date: Sat, 12 May 2001 16:00:58 +0800

> I think it has been proved that Konica is younger than Leitz/Leica.  Leica
> dates from 1849 as an optical company.  Konica dates from the 1870's.  Is
> my math somehow deficient here?

Yes - because you are adding the wrong numbers. The issue was introduced by
Jim Brick that the heritage of Konica did not compare to that of Leica in
the field of producing cameras. I countered that Konica had been in the
photo business well before Leitz made any cameras. Jim further elucidated
his argument by saying he was referring to the heritage of the 35mm camera
as built by Oskar and developed continuously since then. Fair point. Your
insistence that the Leitz company is older than this is not relevant to the
discussion unless you think that the heritage of Leitz microscopes is
relevant. I do not. Check the archive. It is all there.


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