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    Nice body work, it's just a shame they then put a mobile phone inside it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    Nice body work, it's just a shame they then put a mobile phone inside it.
    Yeah, I'll certainly give you that. But this same craftsmanship extends to the M line - and those have the goods inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omaha View Post
    Clever ad.

    I'm not sure I see the point in putting heirloom levels of craftsmanship into a digital camera that will certainly be obsolete in ten years, but if that's what floats your boat...
    I agree, in ten years digital technology moves on so quickly these days that the current Leica digital models will be a joke.
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    The people who generally buy new Leica cameras are like the old rich guys who buy fancy sports cars. It isn't about the capabilities, its about the image.

    To me the most boring ad was that commercial for the new Infinity auto that never showed the car, just a bunch of flying geese or something.
    Last edited by momus; 05-02-2014 at 10:43 AM. Click to view previous post history.

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    And the generalizations keep on coming...

    People do buy (the M at least) because they like a solidly built, SIMPLE camera. Obviously it's not about the features. Leica cameras never were.

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    I'll pass.

    My 104 year-old 5x7 makes a better image anyway.
    5x7 Eastman-Kodak kit, under the knife for a bit
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    Quote Originally Posted by momus View Post
    The people who generally buy new Leica cameras are like the old rich guys who buy fancy sports cars. It isn't about the capabilities, its about the image.
    I always thought it was because it took that long to save the money to buy them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Truzi View Post
    I always thought it was because it took that long to save the money to buy them.
    Kinda like nice Harley's here in the states, I honestly can't remember the last time I saw a guy on a Harley without a lot of silver in his hair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by markbarendt View Post
    Kinda like nice Harley's here in the states, I honestly can't remember the last time I saw a guy on a Harley without a lot of silver in his hair.
    Around here, they are likely to have shaved heads (and colours) instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j-dogg View Post
    My 104 year-old 5x7 makes a better image anyway.
    And an 8x10 makes a better image than that. Judging a format on raw IQ is pointless.

    Your 5x7 makes a better technical image, but it's an awful lot worse at capturing action or being inconspicous. Different tools are different because different tasks are different.

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