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 19:13:50 2004

I don't think anyone uses one. My stupid mistake - which Karen so
quickly pointed out ;-) - aside, the really good Nikon was the SP - the
S3 was a stripped down model.

But this baby was built for collectors. In fact, the one dealer I've
been to who had one wouldn't take the camera, case, and 50 1.4 lens out
of their shrink-wrapped boxes in a shrink-wrapped pyramid. He said he
was sure that whoever bought the pyramid for him would never open it,
and would put the whole package in a safe and leave it there.

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Mark Rabiner
Sent: Monday, October 04, 2004 9:03 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: New Zeiss Ikon

On 10/4/04 7:05 AM, "B. D. Colen" <> typed:

> 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.
How about users? Does anybody use them? I cant help thinking if there
were any good than I'd have at one point in my life seen one.

Mark Rabiner
Portland Oregon

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