Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/04/26

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Subject: [Leica] Digital M
From: telyt at (Douglas Herr)
Date: Wed Apr 26 13:09:34 2006

B. D. Colen wrote:
> ...  I think the digital M will come in at a price so far
>out of wack with current digital camera reality, that it's unlikely to show
>up on many necks photographing in Darfur. In fact, my guess is that its sale
>will largely be confined to photo enthusiasts with lots of disposable
>income. It will probably be a wonderful camera, but at apx $2 k more than a
>full-frame Canon 5D, it makes little sense for someone who has to think
>about where to put their equipment funds. After all, unlike a film M, it
>will not in any way be a camera for a life time, and being a camera for a
>life time is the only thing that makes the price of Leica film equipment
>vaguely rationalizable.

If this is anything like B.D.'s DMR predictions ("vaporware", IIRC) then in  
a few years' time there will be a lot more brassy, banged-up digital M 
cameras than LNIB ones.

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento

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