Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/10/20

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Subject: Re: [Leica] M camera parts now a long rant.
From: Bernard Cousineau <>
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 15:15:13 -0400
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Feliciano di Giorgio wrote:
> Maybe Leica should make a entry line that uses screwmount lenses, like the BESSA-R.
> The glass could be a generation behind the M series, basicly on the same level
> of the Cosina stuff.

But isn't production capacity one of Leica's biggest problems?
Selling a cheaper line (unless it was manufactured by an outside supplier) would simply be taking away from their more lucrative sales.

Besides, Leica tried this route with the RE and found that their customers would rather buy a "real" Leica as a demo/grey import than a "cheapened" Leica.

Bernard (who doesn't think that there is anything fundamentally wrong with Leica's business plan).
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