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

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Subject: [Leica] un-believable
From: dstella1 at (Dante Stella)
Date: Fri Dec 19 16:07:39 2008
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I don't even think Leica is even in the same class the US auto  
industry - which has as good technology as anyone's but has been  
struggling mightily with product mix and cost-effective production.   
More importantly, the prices are not out of scale.  Leica, on the  
other hand, doesn't even have the technology - and unless you believe  
that having Germans assemble it is worth a ton of money,* the prices  
are way out of line.  The equivalent of an M8 in the automotive world  
would be building a 1997 Civic and selling it today for $60,000.


*Assuming Solms and not Portugal does the work.

On Dec 19, 2008, at 6:53 PM, Philip Forrest wrote:

> I don't think it's unbelievable, I think it's hilarious for the
> cult-ish status symbol. I love Leica's products (the ones I own) but I
> also think that they, like the US auto industry, are desperate due to
> lack of innovation and foresight. My M4 will be working long after
> Leica is gone and my lenses will as well. I'm happy with that for now.
> Phil Forrest
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Replies: Reply from sethrosner at (Seth Rosner) ([Leica] un-believable)
In reply to: Message from imagist3 at (Lottermoser George) ([Leica] un-believable)
Message from photo.forrest at (Philip Forrest) ([Leica] un-believable)