Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/09/30

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Subject: [Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Thu Sep 30 02:27:57 2004

On 9/29/04 1:32 PM, "Dan C" <> typed:

> 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.

But cheaper than an Alpa 12 by half or third.
The options with the 12 are overwhelming.
Love those rosewood grips.
Schneider or Rodenstock glass.
With completely non retrofocal wides.
A range of medium format backs.
Digital Backs
What happened to the clear grips?

Mark Rabiner
Portland Oregon

In reply to: Message from bladman99 at (Dan C) ([Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon)