Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/04/03

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Subject: Re: [Leica] leica 35-70 /2.8
From: "Steve LeHuray" <>
Date: Wed, 03 Apr 2002 15:12:40 -0500

> I must confess I have a very poor understanding for this 'value' thingy.  I
> am more interested in quality.  I am just very heartened Leica are now
> offering this lens again, the price is really not a concern.
> Dr. J

GREAT!! Dr J, that is exactly how I feel whenever I order a new yacht, "if
you have to ask how much...". If only we did not have to be plagued by the
unwashed like B.D.


> on 3/4/02 4:17 am, B. D. Colen at wrote:
>> But then, given that this lens is certainly not 10+ times better than it's
>> Nikon and Canon competitors - in fact, given that it is unlikely that it is
>> even twice as good - it better at least take 10 times as long to
>> manufacturer to give Leica a justification for charging more than 10 times
>> what the competition charges for its 35-70 2.8 lenses. ;-)
>> B. D.
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