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

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Leica News
From: bdcolen at (B. D. Colen)
Date: Tue Feb 22 13:01:23 2005

Apple has survived precisely because Steve Jobs is not dumb enough to
buy Leica. As to Porche buying Leica and giving cameras away - is this
how you honestly think Leica should end its days? Better to simply go
out of business, than to be an acknowledge toy for rich car buyers. ;-)

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Rick Dykstra
Sent: Monday, February 21, 2005 8:40 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Leica News

I was thinking of Porsche too.  Wendelin Weideking (Porsche's CEO) 
would be able to work his magic with another German icon.  Offer 
Digital M bodies as optional extras for 911s, finished in matching 
leather.  Boxster buyers would only be offered Digiluxes.  hehe.  But 
still with nice leather.

Porsches and Leicas go hand in hand.  Special, different, high 
performance, the best Germany has to offer.

Or maybe Apple could come to the rescue.  There's another brand that 
appeals to aficionados.


On 22/02/2005, at 11:20 AM, 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).
> Keep it "Made in Germany" - Zeiss-Leica-Siemens, or even throw out
> Hermes
> and get Porsche in. They know quite a bit about design, engineering
> finishing and are one of the few German companies running profitably.
> Maybe they could rescue Rollei at the same time.
> Douglas
> BTW wasn't Hermes the thing that causes nasty little blisters on your
> lips?
> Well, something like that anyway.
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