Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/12/27

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Subject: [Leica] year end mad dash to spend $$$ or pay taxes on it
From: rbaron at (Robert D. Baron)
Date: Sun, 27 Dec 2009 17:53:39 -0600
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I'm not an accountant nor do I play one on tv, but I do believe you
have to actually part with the money (or incur an ironclad debt to
your credit card company) during this calendar year.  Thus you will
need to limit yourself to ordering in stock items I think (but I've
been wrong so many times before).

I do have a Canon G11 and it is great in limited
circumstances.....decent light being one of them.  For fun you might
consider the Canon S90.  Same sensor if I understand correctly but
smaller and more versatile in that it is smaller and therefore more
easy to be with you at all times.  Think iPhone with good image
quality.....I've got one of each and I tend to favor the S90 over the
other two.

===On Sun, Dec 27, 2009 at 5:07 PM, Kyle Cassidy <kcassidy at> 
> Says Reuters: "Although bonus first-year depreciation has been extended a 
> number of times, another lease on life for this tax break may not be in 
> the cards."
> Which means it's time to make some business purchases over here at Studio 
> Cassidy. Has anybody else been considering this? What I'd like y'alls 
> advice on -- bang-for-the-buck recommendation is:
> * Some sort of Leica-like camera system -- I yearn for the days when my 
> whole kit fit in a small bag. I'd coveted an R-D1 for a while but I think 
> the micro 4:3's have killed that desire.
> ? My thoughts now are:
> ? ? ?Lumix GF1 w/ the pancake lens: 
> ($1000)
> ? ? ?Canon Powershot G11: ($600)
> ? ? ?Leica X1: (~$1000)
> I'm also considering choosing from:
> * Upgrading my 85 1.8 and 50 1.8 to the 1.4 versions. ?(about $1300 if I 
> keep the old ones -- $900 if I sell the old ones)
> * Digital storage upgrade with two 5 Terabyte mirrored drives.
> * Another Leica d700 body
> * Hasselblad Digital back (who am I kidding)
> * Case of Laphroag for "inspiration" (who am I kidding x2)
> Any thoughts?
> kyle
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