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

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Subject: [Leica] New Zeiss Ikon: they know their target...
From: lambroving at (William G. Lamb, III)
Date: Thu Sep 30 08:57:51 2004


Sounds a lot like the M5 and CL. While I love my M5, the CL never
did much for me..., and we know these cameras both "bombed"
some thirty years ago. Leica is STILL scratching their heads about
the failure of the M5.

Maybe "101" doesn't apply in the land of Leica usage and ergonomics?
Just maybe Leica knows its audience better than the LUG does?



At 01:49 PM 09/29/2004 -02-30, you wrote:
>Sales and Marketing 101.
>Two tier marketing with two levels of product.
>One "entry level" system and the appropriate price point and one
>"professional" or advanced system.
>Same mount allows mix and match and need and "financial ability" permit.
>Same as every other manufacturer.
>...AND with even the topline priced below the "elite" market leader (Leica)
>but with "equal" quality.
>Seems like these marketing boys and girls were hired from the top of the
>Didn't anyone else buy cheap Yashica bodies to put their expensive Contax
>lenses on?
>I know many who did.
>Greg Locke
>St. John's, Newfoundland
>Independent journalism from
>Newfoundland & Labrador
>Leica Users Group.
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