Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/19[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
I note that Leica will make M7s with .58 and .85 finders available only in the "custom program." Otherwise, the cameras will only be available with .72 finders. So now even the finder choice they have offered for the past several years will cost $1000 extra. Obviously there are serious photographers who want .72 finders. But to make something as basic as finder magnification a $1000 accessory makes clearer than anything else has that the company views the neck jewelry boutique crowd as its customer base, and views photographers as an after thought. Sad. The founders of Magnum are stirring the earth.