Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/01/07

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Subject: [Leica] Japanese paper reports Canon to take over Leica
From: nathan.wajsman at (Nathan Wajsman)
Date: Sat Jan 7 07:45:56 2006
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Leica does not make much in Germany these days. Most of their stuff is 
actually produced in Portugal, with only some assembly activities and 
final inspection done in Germany. Solms is by and large an R&D and 
corporate HQ shop.


Steve Ries wrote:

> Not being totally enamored with digital I am not too sure this is a good
> thing. If they do buy Leica I have little doubt they will stop production 
> in
> Germany. There is just something special about certain products being made
> in Germany. The Germans just know how to do some things better than others.
> Personally I think the Germans make a heck of a nicer piano than the
> Japanese and the same goes for lenses as far as I am concerned.  
> Happy New Year to all.
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Nathan Wajsman
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