Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/02/21

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Leica News
From: rclark01 at (Robert Clark)
Date: Mon Feb 21 16:20:24 2005
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I think this is the direction that we'll see as the name "Leica" has 
value even though the company is in a bad position.  The sport optics 
are terrific and I think those will continue to be made somehow 
someway.  I would not be surprised to see some relationship between 
Voigtlander/Cosina come out of this......with a falling dollar and just 
not enough deep pockets / people willing to acquire an outdated 
technology coupled with the digital onslaught, I'm not surprised....just 
very saddened.  When I bought my M6TTL / 50mm Summilux back in 2000, I 
had saved for two years and can remember the day like it was 
yesterday....I was (and still am) terribly excited to be a Leica owner.  
Now, I use the M6 sometimes and a D70 sometimes.  My next photo purchase 
will probably be a 70-200 2.8 Nikon VR lens or perhaps a 300mm F4.


JCB wrote:

> At 03:31 PM 2/21/2005, Feli wrote:
>> The dollar dropping through the floor didn't help their precarious 
>> situation either...
>> feli
> Neither did the plethora of Japanese M camera and M lens knock-offs.
> How about a merger:  Leica-Voigtlander-Cosina  (LVC for short).
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