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

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Subject: [Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon
From: bladman99 at (Dan C)
Date: Wed Sep 29 13:33:17 2004
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Leica has responded in part by offering the a la carte Leica.  But have you
seen the prices?    Do I really want to spend upwards of $4,000 USD for the
privilege of picking the colour of my camera?  Are there enough people out
there willing to do so to keep Leica afloat?

-dan c.

At 04:26 PM 29-09-04 -0400, B. D. Colen wrote:
>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. 

Replies: Reply from bdcolen at (B. D. Colen) ([Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon)
Reply from attinasi at (Marc Attinasi) ([Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon)
Reply from mark at (Mark Rabiner) ([Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon)
In reply to: Message from frankandaubrey at (Frank Farmer) ([Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon)
Message from bdcolen at (B. D. Colen) ([Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon)