Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/04/05

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Did Leica miss the boat on the M7 viewfinder?
From: Simon Stevens <>
Date: Fri, 05 Apr 2002 07:06:19 -0500

This is called "trolling."  If the intention were no to roil us up it
would be obvious that Leica's niche market hasn't overlapped with the
large manufacturers' in a long time. Nor has there been much interest on
the part of Leica or its afficionados to be on the cutting edge of
technology.  Nor do the large manufacturers particularly want to enter
this small specialized market.  Nor would many of us really care if they

Far from being a joke, it's called offering a choice.

Simon Stevens

>Yes but this is 2002
>They finally came out with an aperture preferred
>camera decades after they could have. They have done
>nothing to improve upon their M2 RF. and they gave up
>on long lenses after the m4-p.
>It's too little too late and they are now stuck in a
>niche market which can be taken away from them if any
>of the large mfgs ever decide to do so. The whole
>is a joke really. The M series is now as limited as it
>is irrelevant.

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