Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/02/22

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Leica News
From: leicanikon at (Stephen Gandy)
Date: Tue Feb 22 10:29:08 2005
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As I understand it, Mr. K is only interested in expanding Cosina's various 
lines, not buying any other manufacturer.

Stephen Gandy

Peter Dzwig wrote:

> I would have thought that this was the OBVIOUS link up. Clearly Mr. K has 
> done a
> lot for rangefinders in the recent past and if there has to be a link up he
> certainly is someone who understands the mindest of the Leicaphile and 
> perhaps
> most importantly is able to manufacture M-mount RF cameras 
> cost-effectively and
> deliver them at a price that is reasonable (well the RD-1 may be an 
> exception!).
> It would be a service to the photographic world, that would cement his
> relationship with the brand.
> But I am sure that this will have already crossed Stephen Gandy's mind - 
> and Mr.
> K's ;-)
> Peter Dzwig
> 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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