Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/27

[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]

Subject: [Leica] RE: Leica donation to students
From: grduprey at (
Date: Mon Sep 27 10:39:52 2004

A while back, maybe 15 years?, Leica did a promotion where if you bought 
the 800mm Telyt, they gave you a free Volkswagen carrying case.  Wonder 
how many takers they got?  Ted, did you get one?


Ken Firestone <> 
Sent by:
09/27/2004 10:55 AM
Please respond to
Leica Users Group <>

Leica Users Group <>

Re: [Leica] RE: Leica donation to students

On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 08:36:53 -0600, Kit McChesney
<> wrote:
> Karen--
> Okay, humor well-taken. And per my note to you off-list, I think this 
> veered off into a direction that wasn't what I'd originally proposed. My
> original thought was that Leica could take in used cameras from 
> perhaps a trade-in situation, and then refurbish those for resale at
> reasonable prices to photo students. I think the 'donation' part of it 
> more to do with giving up profits, rather than outright giveaways of 
> new cameras! I think some on the list think I meant that Leica should be
> tossing new M7s to college students totally gratis! Not so!
Leica did do something similar to this in the long ago past. When I
was at the University of Maryland in the early '60's Leica gave the
Journalism Dept. an M2 and an M3 DS along with some lenses for student
use. The M3 made me realize the value of using a double stroke

Ken Firestone, W3CAT    Kerry-Courage under fire.          Bush-Driving under the influence.
Leica Users Group.
See for more information

Replies: Reply from leicagalpal at (Kit McChesney) ([Leica] RE: Leica donation to students)
Reply from tedgrant at (Ted Grant) ([Leica] RE: Leica donation to students)
In reply to: Message from kenf01 at (Ken Firestone) ([Leica] RE: Leica donation to students)