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    remarcable gesture; I woudn't expect less from Leica.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kubach View Post
    It is nice of Leica to do this. Could other camera companies do this also?

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    I think it would be a great idea for other camera companies to purchase a bunch of Leicas and donate them.

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    I think it would be great to see some of the major Japanese players donate some of the film cameras that they still produce, which pretty much narrows it down to Nikon, Canon and possibly Cosina.

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    Mamiya America Co. (including Toyo), Hasselblad and Linhof through HP Marketing all have had pretty good educational discount programs, and probably still do, and I suspect Sinar does as well.
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    David, how would one be able to get their hands on one of those discounts? (I'm a high school student.)

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    Look at the US distributor websites and see what the current offers are.

    For some, like Linhof and Sinar, you may need to contact the representative and ask if they have any educational discount programs, since they're not widely advertised. For instance, a representative may let instructors of photography at universities know about a discount that's available to their programs or their students, but they might not keep their website up to date, and they might not spend money to advertise such discounts in magazines. I know that Bob Salomon has announced the availability of educational discounts for Linhof occasionally on the LF forum, for instance, but I don't think I've ever seen them advertised elsewhere. Sinar is also a very hands-on kind of company that might be more likely to sell equipment directly to a studio through a representative on a regular sales and service call than through a dealer, and educational sales are likely to work the same way, through personal contacts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elekm View Post
    I think it would be great to see some of the major Japanese players donate some of the film cameras that they still produce, which pretty much narrows it down to Nikon, Canon and possibly Cosina.
    And they (mainly Nikon and Canon) have probably whole bunches of cameras that did not sell and will probably never sell.

    But if I had the choice I would take Leica M4-2 over Nikon F100 even on cloudy Sunday morning

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    I hope students get to use them. I attended RIT some years ago and if my experience with this sort of thing holds then the cameras can be checked out by faculty members for indefinite periods and the students (who could check pout 24 hours or 48 hours on weekends) will not get much of a chance to use them. There were faculty members who had 8x10 Deardorfs and lenses on permanent loan. Hopefully Leica put some conditions on their gift or RIT has put an end to some of this.

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