Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/25

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Subject: [Leica] Interview on Zeiss Ikon
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Mon Oct 25 09:36:02 2004

Doesn't make all that much sense, Doug - After all, virtually every
independent lens manufacturer makes numerous lenses in manual and
autofocus in Canon and Nikon mounts - Sigma and Tameron come immediately
to mind. And you know damn well that Canon and Nikon lose far more sales
when there are cheaper lenses being offered than they will lose at the
high end. After all, while  some people think that Leica glass blows
away all else, there are other professional photographers who either
can't see the difference between top Nikon, Canon, and Leica glass, or
don't think whatever difference there is is worth the money.;-)

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Douglas Herr
Sent: Monday, October 25, 2004 12:21 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: RE: [Leica] Interview on Zeiss Ikon

"B. D. Colen" <> wrote:

> I wonder if it even crossed their minds to work with Nikon and/or 
> Canon to offer autofocus Leica lenses for the EOS and F Nikon lines.

According to the late Sal DiMarco, not only did Leica think of this,
they approached both Nikon and Canon and were rejected by both.  It
makes sense... why would Canon or Nikon want competition for their
high-end (and high-profit) lenses?

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento
Leica Users Group.
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