Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/19

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Unbelievable
From: lrzeitlin at (Lawrence Zeitlin)
Date: Fri Dec 19 11:29:25 2008
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If Leica couldn't find an overwhelming sympathetic audience in the  
LUG, it is unlikely to do so in the general camera using population.  
Leica's plight is similar. on a much smaller scale, to that of the  
U.S. auto industry. Their best bet might be to ask for a bailout or  
bridge loan from the German government and, if they can't return to  
profitability within six months, file for bankruptcy. Their best  
strategy might be to sell the Leica name, patents, and manufacturing  
rights to one of the Japanese camera giants. The precedent has been  
set by Contax, Voightlander, and scores of others. Then perhaps we  
might have affordable Leica cameras, although a bit plasticky.

Larry Z

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