Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2010/10/16

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Subject: [Leica] DMR Fiasco
From: msadat at (mehrdad)
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2010 09:53:33 -0700
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geof here are some point to consider

1) people pay a lot more for leica when compared to canon and nikon.
2) batteries can be made anywhere and don't need a special relations with
3) i heard from the horses mouth @ PMA when they told me hold on to your
stuff, a new R is coming
4) then on/off switch for an r system equivalent or compatible has been used
for a while , not good
5) u expect spare parts be available for your camera for a while, in the
case dmr, how can u not have the batteries, besides charging for it, it is
good pr
6) thanks to george l for keeping the leica r relevant on this list

On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 12:06 AM, Geoff Hopkinson <hopsternew at>wrote:

> James as you mentioned you don't own an R8 or R9 or DMR module so you may
> not be aware of all of the detail on this issue.
> The company that did make them has severed its relationship with Leica
> Camera since they are now direct competitors. So Leica simply does not
> possess the manufacturing capability to produce more even if it made
> commercial sense. In fact they were not a commercial success when offered.
> Somewhere between 2 and 4000 in total is often mentioned as an estimate
> Leica Camera now recommend
> Maybe you could also call for an uprising against Nikon for changing the
> lens mount so that those tens if not hundreds of thousands of AI and AIS
> lenses would no longer meter on most Nikon SLRs now made ;-) Hardware does
> evolve. No need to call for a Jihad ;-)
> Geoff
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  regards, mehrdad

Replies: Reply from digiratidoc at (James Laird) ([Leica] DMR Fiasco)
In reply to: Message from digiratidoc at (James Laird) ([Leica] DMR Fiasco)
Message from hopsternew at (Geoff Hopkinson) ([Leica] DMR Fiasco)