15 years = Leica gone

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Thebigone, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. Thebigone

    Thebigone Guest

    in 15 years Leica will be a past history the last great camera. Hold on to
    those M6,M7 bodies they will be museum pieces.
     
    Thebigone, Feb 10, 2004
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  2. http://www.longbets.com, anyone? Leica will not only be alive in 15
    years, but still have 35mm film cameras for sale.
     
    Michael Benveniste, Feb 10, 2004
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    Colyn Guest

    Colyn, Feb 10, 2004
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    Alan Browne Guest


    There aren't enough museums.

    Give up on the trolling. You're zero for two to date.
     
    Alan Browne, Feb 10, 2004
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  5. Leicas are still in production?


    - Al.
     
    Al Denelsbeck, Feb 10, 2004
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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    I think so. Funny how one never sees anyone actually carrying one
    though.
     
    Tony Spadaro, Feb 10, 2004
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    ThomasH Guest

    It depends whom and where you happen to see doing photography...
    Just about recently in Dec. 2003 I saw 3 of them on same day on
    Santa Monica Blvd and on Balboa Island...

    Thomas
     
    ThomasH, Feb 10, 2004
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    Thebigone Guest

    Leica RFs are very useful cameras especially in PJ work where small silent
    cameras are needed or for combat photography where you can carry a light
    camera and shoot quick. So in the 60's 70s etc.. it was doing fine due to
    everyone being on the same playing field but today with digital the Agencies
    expect quick turnarounds and sat uplinks forcing Leica users etc.. to move
    on to Digital.
     
    Thebigone, Feb 10, 2004
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    Thebigone Guest

    I am correct, And the clues are in look at the reports of leica laying off
    people and bleeding red.
     
    Thebigone, Feb 10, 2004
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    Thebigone Guest

    Most new Leica owners are collectors and buy them but never open the box its
    a weird thing but it apparently is big with the Japanese and older Americans
    with money to burn.
     
    Thebigone, Feb 10, 2004
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  11. Mac owners are Leica candidates.
    If only Leica ever realized that painting their cameras vivid blue or
    frightning pink would get them new market share, no one would ask about
    their demise.
    DD
     
    Duncan Donald, Feb 10, 2004
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    Magnus W Guest

    www.cameraleather.com ;-)
     
    Magnus W, Feb 10, 2004
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    DM Guest

    That's because they are all sitting in collectors' shelves, each
    wondering how much its value would go down in the market if he
    took it out and actually *gasp* shot a few rolls.
     
    DM, Feb 10, 2004
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    leicaddict Guest

    Anyone with half a brain will killfile this troll like I did years ago.
     
    leicaddict, Feb 10, 2004
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  15. 1) It show that they really are discrete and inobtrusive cameras.

    2) "Real" users tend to also be discrete and some (I won't mention any
    names) use gaffer's tape to cover red dots, ect. A lot of funky cameras
    you see that seem to be held together with tape might just be leicas.
    ; )

    Chris
     
    Chris Loffredo, Feb 10, 2004
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    Gordon Moat Guest

    Okay, I will take that bet. If they are gone, I will buy you a used M7.
    If they are not gone in 2019, then you buy me an M7.

    Ciao!

    Gordon Moat
    Alliance Graphique Studio
    <http://www.allgstudio.com>
     
    Gordon Moat, Feb 10, 2004
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    Tony Spadaro Guest

    I don't see any funky cameras that appear to be held together with
    tape either. Last time I remember seeing Leicas anyplace other than behind
    the counter was a few old men who stood around the in front of the counter
    at a camera store shooting the breeze and showing off their Leica Neveready
    cases - I assume ther were cameras inside, but since I never saw these guys
    shooting or saw anything they shot, it could be they were using the cases to
    store cigarettes and change.
     
    Tony Spadaro, Feb 10, 2004
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    Nick James Guest


    Thats fine for you Glenn, but how about the rest of the population who
    still have a whole brain?


    ;-)
     
    Nick James, Feb 10, 2004
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  19. Their current stock ?
     
    Povl H. Pedersen, Feb 10, 2004
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