Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/29

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Subject: [Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Wed Sep 29 13:28:04 2004

Emanuel says..
"The old era of Zeiss - Leitz rivalry was a heady time
for 35mm design," and asks...

"Now, in these days, how will Leica respond?"

As they, sadly, always have ... With too little, too late, and at too
high a price.

These are not the heady days of the Zeiss/Leitz competition - which, if
we recall, were actually the days of the Zeiss/Leitz/Nikon competition.

These are the days of the Zeiss/Kyocera/Cosina/Hassie consortium moving
in to clean up the remaining scraps from the rangefinder table - scraps
that could have been Leicas had Leica moved 18 months ago, or even
further back, when the Cosina handwriting was writ large upon the wall. 

B. D.

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