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Alan, I completely agree. Part of the pleasure of owning Leica is just to handle the lenses (the 75mm Summilux is a sensual experience!) or look at the M bodies. I have no illusions about ever reaching the level of a Cartier-Bresson, Salgado, or our own Ted Grant. But my photos are not bad, and if having a Leica adds to their quality and to my pleasure in my hobby, I make no excuses for spending the money. And in general, I do appreciate good craftmanship in other things too, at least the ones I care about. Nathan Alan Sircom wrote: > There are some strong similarities between owning high-end hi-fi and > top quality camera equipment. Both have a 'professional' cachet about > them, even though the majority of users are not professionals per se. > Pride in ownership, the knowledge that you don't run with the > mainstream pack, and build quality far above run-of-the-mill products > all add to the experience.