Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/02/23

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Subject: [Leica] LEICA could be clever
From: summicron at (Frank F. Farmer)
Date: Wed Feb 23 08:34:35 2005

Well, here's hoping they don't have to kill anything off.  Perhaps it is 
wishfull thinking - but it is my hope all the same.  I don't see myself 
sticking with film unless I'm using Leicas because that is what I like.  I 
also like having my warranties serviced!  I suppose, if there is no new 
equipment available, I'll be spending my new equipment case on Canon digital 
slr's and just be happy with the small Leica setup I have.  Of course, 
neither my new equip. fund nor my used equip. fund will fully finance the 
wish list!  : -(

Sadly, I think Leica is a long way off from a digital m.  They have always 
been behind on digital - I base that on my first ever Leica purchase (one I 
forgot about in my post the other day):  a Leica Digilux Zoom.  2.4 
megapixels WITHOUT a USB connection.  Those images don't exctly fly to the 
computer using a serial cable!  Oh well.  It is still good for putting 
things on e-bay.  ;-)


From: "B. D. Colen" <>
Date: 2005/02/23 Wed AM 09:10:05 CST
To: "'Leica Users Group'" <>
Subject: RE: [Leica] LEICA could be clever

That could well be true - and if Leica were to kill off the M7 and stick
with the MP the company would be repeating the M5 mistake...and we see
where that one got them. ;-)

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of
Frank F. Farmer
Sent: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 11:48 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] LEICA could be clever

"and will probably kill off the

Hasn't the MP outsold the M7?  I thought I read that the ratio of sales 
MP/M7 was something like 60/40.  Maybe that was on the cameraquest 
site.  I'm not sure where I got the number.


On Feb 22, 2005, at 7:17 AM, B. D. Colen wrote:

> and will probably kill off the
> MP.

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