Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/19

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Subject: [Leica] Leica is dead; long live Hermes
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Tue Oct 19 13:59:40 2004

I note that Leica will make M7s with .58 and .85 finders available only
in the "custom program." Otherwise, the cameras will only be available
with .72 finders. So now even the finder choice they have offered for
the past several years will cost $1000 extra. 

Obviously there are serious photographers who want .72 finders. But to
make something as basic as finder magnification a $1000 accessory makes
clearer than anything else has that the company views the neck jewelry
boutique crowd as its customer base, and views photographers as an after

Sad. The founders of Magnum are stirring the earth.

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