Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/04

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Subject: [Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Mon Oct 4 07:06:58 2004

Huh? First off, Nikon didn't reintroduce the S Model any more than Leica
reintroduced the O model; Nikon produced a limited edition collectors
item, a kind of working version of something the Franklin Mint would put
out - just as Leica did with the O.

What Nikon's production of that special edition shows is that 1 - they
saw a way to make a few bucks in the collector's market; and 2, they
understand the emotional ties some people have to that rangefinder line.

Keep in mind, btw, the ludicrous prices collectors pay for the S series
in good condition.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Slobodan Dimitrov
Sent: Sunday, October 03, 2004 9:40 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon

In the same line of reasoning, one can say that Nikon reintroduced the S
model because the rangefinder has been a successful product. S. Dimitrov

> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <>
> Date: Sun, 03 Oct 2004 19:36:01 -0600
> To: Leica Users Group <>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon
>> on 10/3/04 5:03 PM, B. D. Colen at wrote:
>>> I am absolutely convinced that had Nikon stayed in the rangefinder 
>>> business, Leica > > would have gone under decades ago.
>> Doug Herr writes:
>> Unprovable speculation.
> And that's being generous.
> Regards,
> Greg
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Replies: Reply from mark at (Mark Rabiner) ([Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon)
In reply to: Message from s.dimitrov at (Slobodan Dimitrov) ([Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon)