Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/21

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Subject: [Leica] Leica back in action
From: lambroving at (William G. Lamb, III)
Date: Thu Oct 21 08:50:34 2004

Give us a break, B.D.

Sanity is in the mind of the accountant. I'd be tempted to use
Canon too if I were a working White House photographer and
all my gear was FREE.

Seems to be the way the Japanese buy market share, just as
Nikon did in the seventies when they were buying share by
providing free gear to much of the glossy magazine press and
National Geographic. I know. I was there and was using the
same lab in NYC at the time. (K&L)

I note there is still ONE White House photographer who uses
mostly nothing but an M7 and 28 ASPH. Wonder why... :-)


At 11:20 AM 10/21/2004 -0400, you wrote:
>Thank to Chris Williams for injecting a bit of sanity into the
>-----Original Message-----
>[] On Behalf Of
>Christopher Williams
>Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2004 11:09 PM
>To: Leica Users Group
>Subject: Re: [Leica] Leica back in action
>There's always the White House press with those little black cameras
>around the necks, with the big white lenses around the shoulder.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Douglas M. Sharp" Subject: [Leica] Leica back in action
> > Seen at a German government press conference last night on TV, a press
> > photographer using a Leica R9! Couldn't see whether it was with a
> > digital back but it stuck out like a sore thumb between all the
> > Nikanons.
> >
> > Is there still hope for the Solmser?
> > Douglas

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