[LRflex] Re: A sad news for Flexers

  • From: Douglas Sharp <douglas.sharp@xxxxxx>
  • To: leicareflex@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 05 Mar 2009 13:50:33 +0100

Chris - it certainly bodes :-) - but I think we may see it (at least tentatively) as a positive sign.

The original copy says nothing about "tremendously", only that the S2 technology gain will flow into "enabling" the development of a new generation R System.

The way I see it is that this frees up production and development facilities to get the S2 (and, hopefully, the R10) on the road, while cutting down on needless expenditure at the same time.


Chris L wrote:

*From:* Miha Golobic <miha.golobic@xxxxxxxxx>
*To:* leicareflex@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
*Sent:* Thursday, March 5, 2009 10:56:45 AM
*Subject:* [LRflex] A sad news for Flexers

I got this e-mail from Leica forum:
After the good news regarding the LEICA M8 Firmware, not so positive news about the Leica R-system in this newsletter issue: Leica yesterday informed their sales agencies and dealers, that *Leica has no more stock of Leica R9 cameras and Leica R Lenses. A new production is not planned either. *Leica also writes that they are working hard "on making a generation change possible for the current R-System", for this the knowledge gained through the development of the LEICA S2 has helped tremendously. This fits into the Leica's and Dr. Kaufmann's commitment to a digital R camera during the photokina. In this moment I have no clue what this means for the Leica R photographers among us. But I'll keep on pestering my contact persons with questions in order to keep you up to date.
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The good news:
Sh Photo has acquired the whole remaining stock of Leica R cameras and lenses from Leica Camera AG and offers it in their online shop.
Here it is:
The last chance to acquire new R9 cameras and lenses!
Order now, stock is limited!
Oh great!! I absolutely hate SHP/Arsenal....

Hope this really is a bad rumour, as it bodes ill to any future R10.

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