Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/03

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Subject: [Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon
From: s.dimitrov at (Slobodan Dimitrov)
Date: Sun Oct 3 19:10:15 2004

...and they were so innovative and competitive that they even overwhelmed
Exakta in 35mm SLR development.
S. Dimitrov

> From: "Frank Filippone" <>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <>
> Date: Sun, 3 Oct 2004 18:57:00 -0700
> To: "Leica Users Group" <>
> Subject: RE: [Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon
> I was brought up on Contax RF cameras.  They are truly great.  But I do
> agree with the theory that Leica would have had to perform to a much higher
> standard, if there were real competition out there for the past 40 or so
> years ( since the Nikon SP died.)  The lenses are not the issue here, it is
> the body.
> Nikon and Contax made really heavy cameras.  The Leica were much lighter.
> Nikon and for that matter, Canon, were real innovators in the last years of
> RF life.  Competition spices it up for all of us.  But the reality is that
> Leica IS the only choice now, for all practical pupposes.  Hexar, Cosina,
> Nikon ( S3), and Contax are really only skimming the market of Leica.
> Now about that customizeable M that you always wanted....... the one with
> the Panda colors on a Red Moroccan goat leather body with M6 rewind and M3
> crank, and of course, the M3 rewind lever and lens locking ring.... doesn't
> that just reek of innovation?
> Frank Filippone
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