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Mark, IMO, no one in their right mind pays such a hefty premium for their gear unless they feel that there's some extra value to be had! It's Leica Camera's job to give us a compelling reason for buying brand-new gear once in awhile, and personally, I find items such as Tri-Elmars and semi-affordable APO lenses far more exciting than rebranded Fuji and Kodak products--creations of Leica marketing, not engineering. Not to slam marketing, though--rebate programs, cheap financing deals (1.9% financing on Leica gear would be very dangerous for a lot of us) and freebies can be very powerful enticements, too :-) Jeff - -----Original Message----- From: Mark Rabiner <email@example.com> >JeffS wrote: >snip >> My own question might read like this: >> >> How do you retain the Leica's beloved qualities, while making it relevant >> for tomorrow's photographers, and how are these decisions reflected in >> Leica's newest products? >> >snip > >A slightly presumptuous premise. My opinion is that just as long as they >keep making film most Leica M's Have as much relevance for tomorrow's >photographers as today's.