Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/29[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
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.