Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2013/11/15

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Subject: [Leica] for those interested in future Leica developments
From: hopsternew at (Geoff Hopkinson)
Date: Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:06:08 +1000
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I don't think that anyone should dissect, over-interpret or take literally
the statements in the interview as policy in any case. Actually I'm
surprised at the detail included by Alfred Schopf. Clearly deliberate
though and no-one can chastise him except the owner of course.
I really doubt that Leica Camera takes into account Holga as a significant
manufacturer/competitor of film camera product! Nor disposable party favour
cameras I guess ;-)
The Cosina/Voigtlander products though would qualify. I have an idea that
there may still be some production of a Nikon badged Cosina film camera in
some markets (India?)
Zeiss in Germany has discontinued their M mount bodies although not their
lenses of course. They would have been more or less competing I guess.


On 15 November 2013 20:56, Douglas Barry <imra at> wrote:

> "Geoff Hopkinson" <hopsternew at> wrote
>  On film cameras, Alfred Schopf  said:
>> "We are now the world's biggest manufacturer of film cameras on the
>> planet- because we are the only one, more or less. As long as we get
>> orders
>> we will continue. At the moment we get between 600 and 700 orders per
>> year............"
> Some mistake here surely! What about Holga and its ilk?
> Douglas
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In reply to: Message from hopsternew at (Geoff Hopkinson) ([Leica] for those interested in future Leica developments)
Message from imra at (Douglas Barry) ([Leica] for those interested in future Leica developments)