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Old 03-18-2014   #45
CameraQuest
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Epson's USA marketing was beyond belief.

3 months after the RD was announced in Japan, Epson USA in Long Beach California had not heard of it.

Epson only authorized 3 or 4 Epson RD dealers - among them B&H and Calumet -- cutting off hundreds of dealers that wanted to sell it from the git go.

Its like the Epson board made the decision to make sure the RD was a marketing failure.

For a short time Epson held the future of Rangefinder Photography in their hands - and completely blew it.

It was rumored Epson and Cosina tried to bring Leica into deal, but Leica did not want to play with others in the digital rangefinder sandbox.

Stephen
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