Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2015/10/25

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Subject: [Leica] OT: New "Hipster" Lens...
From: john at (John McMaster)
Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2015 20:36:03 +0100
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Talking crap again Mark, my M(240) is well used, brassed, used in adverse
weather and still working. One day, maybe, when your wallet meets up with
your mouth and you buy a digital Leica we will have a decent conversation...


-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Rabiner

The Leica M is too damn heavy are you kidding you can't just take that out
and shoot pictures! You have to leave it at home having gotten a cropped
consumer Fuji mirrorless!
 On the LUG I'm not seeing people buying Fuji consumer grade mirrorless
cameras  because they just don't have the cash for a Leica M.
They've already got one.
The Fuji bodies are in the "more cameras" category.
As if its lighter or something and that makes a difference.
As if "mirrorless" is a category you just have to have its a basic necessity
of your camera world!
But I don't think its weight I think its money.
The Leica M is certainly too much money  to bring outside and use. It might
get a raindrop on it.  Or a scratch. And your investment when you sell it on
eBay next year might be lessoned.

I can tell you if I owned a Leica M digital camera I'd be using it.
I'd not be surfing the internet looking for cheap alternatives so I can
leave it at home. The joys of leaving my rarefied gear at home while I go
out and shoot with something else has never grabbed me.
I think the first week or two I avoid dark streets at night.
Otherwise its my camera. I'm not leaving it at home.

Mark William Rabiner

In reply to: Message from hopsternew at (Geoff Hopkinson) ([Leica] OT: New "Hipster" Lens...)
Message from mark at (Mark Rabiner) ([Leica] OT: New "Hipster" Lens...)