Leica enthusiasts get the red-dot treatment in Mayfair
This week Leica Mayfair is hosting members of the two main owners’ associations, the Leica Society and the Leica Fellowship, in the sort of public relations initiative that singles out the German marque as a leader in customer service. Today, as I write, Leica Fellowship members are gathering in the conference room at Bruton Place; yesterday it was the turn of the Leica Society and these photographs were taken at that event (using the Leica Q).
Society members were welcomed by Leica UK managing director, Jason Heward and then entertained to an in-depth assessment of the new S, model 007, from the company’s professional products sales manager Colin Johnston, followed by a fascinating insight into the latest interchangeable-lens entrant, the SL, from Leica Akademie "professor" Robin Sinha, a familiar face to many of the visitors. Robin also outlined Leica's increasingly extensive range of cameras and systems. The past year has been one of the most prolific periods for new-camera announcements, including the wildly successful Q and the M246 Monochrom.
Liberally fed and watered with morning coffee, lunch and then afternoon tea, the Leica enthusiasts went away with a warm feeling that here is one manufacturer that really cares for its customers.
In 2014 I wrote about David Suchet's Leica MP which he sold to R.G.Lewis when purchasing his current Monochrom. This interesting "Hercule Poirot" camera was bought by my friend John Cartwright but is now in the collection of Ivor Cooper at Red Dot Cameras