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

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Subject: [Leica] DMR Fiasco
From: digiratidoc at (James Laird)
Date: Sat, 16 Oct 2010 12:58:33 -0500
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Absolutely. My point(s) exactly! You EXPECT spare parts to be
available from any manufacturer, ESPECIALLY from one that charges what
Leica does! And you know damn well they can contract SOMEONE to make
them. Ain't that hard.

James Laird

On Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 11:53 AM, mehrdad <msadat at> wrote:
> 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
> hassleblad
> 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 
>> 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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Replies: Reply from hopsternew at (Geoff Hopkinson) ([Leica] DMR Fiasco)
Reply from mark at (Mark Rabiner) ([Leica] DMR Fiasco)
In reply to: Message from digiratidoc at (James Laird) ([Leica] DMR Fiasco)
Message from hopsternew at (Geoff Hopkinson) ([Leica] DMR Fiasco)
Message from msadat at (mehrdad) ([Leica] DMR Fiasco)