Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/02/23

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Subject: Re: [Leica] RE: Longevity of Leica products
From: Vick Ko <>
Date: Sun, 23 Feb 2003 07:34:39 -0500
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Where I work, Leitz microscopes are all over the lab.


Javier Perez wrote:

>?Unlike Zeiss, Leitz doesn't have the name recognition
>to market to the general public. How many outside this
>list would buy a pair of Leitz sunglasses! Even if
>they were aspherical. Clearly they would have to
>become an independent lens mfg. Of course they
>wouldn't be able to make EOS lenses but they could
>release stuff on PK M42 CY FD and on Nikon for use
>with the current F5, Maybe as part of an
>interchangeable mount system or using the existing
>adaptall. No one could say anything to stop them since
>these mounts are all on expired patents. Of course
>companies never listen to guys like me until it's too

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