Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/10/06

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Subject: [Leica] [Fwd: Leica Newsletter -- 05 October 2009]
From: Frank.Dernie at (Frank Dernie)
Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2009 08:11:21 +0100
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In the UK the M9 list price is less than the Nikon D3x and Canon EOS  
1Ds mk3. These two have many extra features but for my use the M9 is  
just what I wanted :-)
The Nikon and Canon have been discounted down to a similar price to  
the M9 recently though the prices seem to be quite volatile, probably  
due to a considerable fluctuation in exchange rate and demand in these  
difficult times (for everyone except the banks that caused it). It is  
not long since the Canon dropped by over ?1000! The lens prices are  
all over the place here too.
Compared to the rest of the market the M9 is the best value Leica in  
years. I spoke to a dealer in Singapore last week who had been amazed  
by the demand and was expecting a significant price rise...

On 6 Oct, 2009, at 07:34, Mark Rabiner wrote:

> Paul Winkfield at the last Leica gallery opening was telling me on  
> how a
> Ferrari used to cost 2 grand and we were talking about when a VW  
> broke the
> one grand barrier and how money had changed.
> The M9 is just out and it cost 7 grand.
> People need to process that.
> They need to plant more money trees and feed them with high tech  
> fertilizer
> to they produce crispy green ones and lots of them in record time.
> 7 grand sounds like you are buying a car not a camrea.
> How many people can deal with walking down the street with 7 grand  
> hanging
> round there neck and picking it up and clicking it.
> Won't it be noticeable? Do they need to hire someone to ride shotgun?
> I see less people buying camera on whims. But having to make a  
> saving plan
> first. A visit to their banker. Sell of some of those Chevy Nova's  
> parked on
> front lawn for scrap.
> Mark William Rabiner
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