Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/05/14

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Subject: [Leica] problem after problem for leica!!
From: Thinkofcole at (
Date: Sat May 14 11:58:26 2005

For  _rangefinder@screengang.com_ ( , 
having difficulty getting the full text of  Leica's announcement about the 
Digital Back, here it is, as reported by the  Photo District News...regards, 

Leica Postpones Digital  Back 

May 12, 2005  
By David Schloss 
{PDN: Photo District News} 
Leica has again delayed their digital back. In  a letter to customers, the 
company has explained that the software is not yet  complete, warranting 

No date has been  set for the release of the back, originally expected to 
launch right around now.  

The letter from Leica is below. 


Dear Sirs/Madams,

Under the following link  ( you 
will find the first test  report on the LEICA DIGITAL-MODUL-R which the 
magazine Leica Fotografie  International is publishing on the basis of a 
pilot model. 
You can read report  in the issue that will be on sale in the next few days.

In our view, the report confirms the high quality of the unique  digital 
accessory for our SLR range.

In producing  the high standards of quality our customers expect of us, we 
make no  compromises. However, this forces us to further postpone the first 
deliveries of  series- produced models which were scheduled for May. The new 
delivery date will  be communicated at the end of May.

Under the  management of the new CEO of Leica Camera AG, Dr. Josef Spichtig, 
we are working  hard to solve a few last software problems. Although these 
not impair the  basic function of the module, they have to be remedied 
it is fully ready  for production.

We are sorry for the delay,  particularly because we know that many 
have already placed firm orders  and are waiting desperately for the new 
product. Despite all the delays,  however, we urge our customers not to 
We are more than ever convinced  that the wait for the Digital-Modul-R will 
be worthwhile.