Despite brushes with bankrupcy, they continue to stick to their standards and are currently producing cameras that people want again. Which is a problem, since they can't fulfill demand. Current waiting list for an M TYP 240 is a year.
Their cameras are responsible for some of the greatest images of the 20th. C. and they revolutionised where photographers could go and what they could take pictures of. They continue to hand assemble and check their cameras in Germany, despite being able to, if they wished, farm production out to cheaper options in the far east. They sponsor photographic awards and exhibitions and continue to be at the forefront of the prestige camera market.
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