Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/11/21

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Subject: RE: [Leica] NEW M7 "special" model announced - Here we go again!
From: Henry Ting <henryting10@yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 10:17:17 -0800 (PST)

It's about time Leica wise up by putting an American
Flag on the camera. Afterall U.S. is their biggest
market. Can't really bash them for that....or can we ?

- --- bdcolen <bdcolen@earthlink.net> wrote:
> Thanks, Ed - Good to know that Leica is living up to
> its reputation as a
> producer of neck jewelry for tasteless dentists with
> photo
> pretensions...:-)
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-leica-users@mejac.palo-alto.ca.us
> [mailto:owner-leica-users@mejac.palo-alto.ca.us] On
> Behalf Of Edward
> Caliguri
> Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2002 2:08 PM
> To: leica-users@mejac.palo-alto.ca.us
> Subject: [Leica] NEW M7 "special" model announced -
> Here we go again!
> 
> 
> Hi all!
>     First, saw the R9 and it's well done (as the
> R8), but the anthracite
> finish adds new meaning to "as solid as a rock". It
> looks like granite.
> 
>     Second -- one likes to see Leica pt their
> efforts into such things;
> shows they are on the cutting edge of technology.
> Apparently, 100 new
> M7's with an engraved American Flag on the top
> plate, will be made ( as
> will some other countries, such as 100 Canada, 60
> France, 1 Luxembourg,
> etc., I don't have the numbers) along with either a
> 35mm or 50mm f/2.0
> lens -- BUT IT"S for dealer demonstration ONLY --
> the 'rules' are
> unclear on that. Maybe a dealer out there can tell
> me before rumor
> festers into fact.
> 
>     That does their Research and Development team
> justice. Maybe it will
> come with Hermes Cologne or Perfume as well! :-)
> 
> Always at your service reporting breakthrough
> technology,
>     EC
>     
> 
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