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Offline spinner

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leica M9
« on: September 11, 2009, 02:31:42 AM »
What can possibly justify the price of this camera? It's going on sale here in Canada for $7700. Ok it's full frame, but still.


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Re: leica M9
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2009, 06:17:44 AM »
What can possibly justify the price of this camera? It's going on sale here in Canada for $7700. Ok it's full frame, but still.
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Re: leica M9
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2009, 07:53:15 AM »
Because they can.

There's an old expression "if you can't sell it cheap, sell it dear".  Some people will buy it because it's expensive.

Same way I want a brand new Lexus.  And a Hasselblad.  Same way Mercedes flog ever more expensive cars to young Asian males.
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Re: leica M9
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2009, 08:18:57 AM »
Can't you get exactly the same camera with a Panasonic badge for half the price anymore??

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Re: leica M9
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2009, 05:13:37 PM »
With Leica digital rangefinders, you get the chance to own a Leica (no real big deal, tbh... the M8, M8.2 and M9 aren't classics anymore), and use their legendary lenses (the Elmar being one such lens).

Erm... yep, that's it. The M8 was laden with sensor problems, and no firmware update could sort that out. The M8.2 was, basically, the M8 but with fewer sensor problems. The M9 is just... well, a dent in a bank balance. If you want to use Leica lenses, buy an M5, or a battered M3/M2, as it really is all about the lenses.

Personally, I've had more enjoyable and "wow"-factor results from my Russian Kiev-mounted J8 lenses (mounted on the Kiev rangefinder cameras), and the Olympus FTL 50mm (mounted on my 350D), all of which didn't cost nearly as much as an M9.

... or M8... or M8.2... or, etc...

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Re: leica M9
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2009, 05:41:05 PM »
Further to this, there's http://theonlinephotographer.typepad.com/the_online_photographer/2009/09/a-leica-wont-improve-your-photography.html.

I guess you could add whatever latest and 'greatest' camera in there, it's all pretty much the same.

Much like this two-year old post on my weblog... http://inbothworlds.wordpress.com/2007/09/07/rant-mode-pt-2/. :)

 

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