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

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Subject: [Leica] un-believable
From: imagist3 at (Lottermoser George)
Date: Fri Dec 19 16:53:47 2008
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One of the many things I love about the M8
is the lack of bells and whistles
Also love that about simple, well built cars
I have roll up windows
and wish I had a fours speed with a clutch

the slide by windows with the cable to open the door
were, however, a bit too simple on my MG A


Fond regards,

On Dec 19, 2008, at 6:27 PM, Seth Rosner wrote:

> Dante, with great respect, you utterly disqualify your comment and  
> reveal your lack of knowledge of product by equating the Leica M8  
> to an (obsolete) Honda Civic. What rubbish.
> Seth
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Dante Stella"  
> <>
> To: "Leica Users Group" <>
> Sent: Friday, December 19, 2008 7:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [Leica] un-believable
>> 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.
>> Dante
>> *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
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> Leica Users Group.
>>> See for more information
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In reply to: Message from imagist3 at (Lottermoser George) ([Leica] un-believable)
Message from photo.forrest at (Philip Forrest) ([Leica] un-believable)
Message from dstella1 at (Dante Stella) ([Leica] un-believable)
Message from sethrosner at (Seth Rosner) ([Leica] un-believable)