Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/04/22

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Subject: [Leica] Coenen's interview on Asahi Camera
From: joseph at (Joseph Yao)
Date: Fri Apr 22 11:14:48 2005

Little does Coenen know that there is a taboo/stigma associated with buying
used/second hand in certain cultures.  By not offering (I am not saying they
should or should not) an entry level model, Leica is turning away many
potential customers.  This is where Cosina/Voigtlander have succeeded and I
expect the Zeiss Ikon camera and lenses will accomplish the same.


on 23/4/05 1:56 am, Douglas Sharp at wrote:

> The last answer is SO typical of Leica arrogance.
> Douglas
> MIKIRO wrote:

>> Asahi: What about small size M cameras?
>> Coenen: Low-cost models are incompatible with our brand image. If you
>> want something less expensive, you can buy used ones. Current M models
>> are compact enough as high quality 35mm film cameras.

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