Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/12/20

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Don't be so harsh on Sal -
From: "Sam" <>
Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 13:24:00 -0600
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This is interesting. I would have thought the digis are good profit makers
for Nikon based on the price. I know that Nikon is part of a pretty large
Japaneese conglomerate but am not sure who the parent company is. Do you
have any links that you can pass along?
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From: "Steve LeHuray" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2002 11:59 AM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Don't be so harsh on Sal -

> >
> > Hey guys ... Leica is NOT a large international corporation. They
> > have a widespread international reputation ... trademark, but they're
> > a little fish in the pond. I suppose they would fit in the SME (Small
> > Medium Sized Enterprises) box. Cut them some slack. Not even the big
> > (Nikon) are doing well. But Nikon doesn't have the loyal customer base
> > that Leica has.
> >
> > So, if you can run a greasy-joint in Austin or a picture bureau ... you
> > can run Leica :)
> >
> > They're just trying to get by. Who isn't?
> >
> > Daniel
> >
> Well spoken Daniel. The truth is that Nikon Industries, for example, would
> love to get out of the camera business, it is NOT profitable for them,
> especially Digicams which has a very slim (if any) profit margin. Nikon's
> film cameras by comparison has a large profit margin so you can count on
> seeing film cameras around for a long time. Nikons problem is that their
> international image is irrevocably tied to cameras, even though their
> divisions are much more profitable. So, thank God for Leica and their
> dedication to a fine product, and I wish some of the low level thinkers on
> this list would cut them some slack.
> sl
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