Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/28

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Subject: [Leica] Distagon 15/2.8
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Tue Sep 28 12:46:03 2004

Good point, Sonny. I find this whole thing just plain weird. A whole new
film system camera - rangefinder - now? I don't think so. In fact, if I
was a betting man, I'd say that this film rangefinder will always be
vaporware, keeping the Zeiss name alive, stirring up interest, while
they work on the digital version of this system. Why they're announcing
it this way, I could only begin to guess-  and the guess would be that
it has something to do with pressuring Leica. Pressuring them how or why
I don't know. But...

Oh...and remember that the last time there was a fancy super wide in
leica mount it was a Zeiss, right, and it cost somewhere between 7 and
10K.... ;-)

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Distagon 15/2.8

In a message dated 9/28/2004 9:05:51 AM Central Standard Time, writes:

My  guess, and I obviously stress guess as none of us really knows
>  anything here, is that this is a preemptive move to try to secure a  
> marketing space for a digital rangefinder. I may of course be totally

> off base, but I don't think this is really about competing for the  
> minute share of film rangefinder market.
> Any thoughts  anyone?

At the moment, it is all vapor; they are not even planning to ship a
for eight months . . .   

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