Why be pissy? The OP bought a desirable camera, and wanted to show it to us. It's his money. None of us are above reproach-we could all be giving our money to a cause more important than ourselves. We could be buying clothes and groceries for impoverished children or something like that instead of spending it on film and cameras.
How is it that here on APUG a person buys a brand new film camera and someone else starts passing judgment on them for it? There's a very clear implication that the OP was somehow wrong to buy the camera, and even more wrong to post about it.
I've seen the Ferraris (and Lamborghinis, etc.) on the 101 or whatever, and I always think it looks kind of silly, a misapplication of the machine, and a gaudy display of wealth. But I would never go up to the owner, and start telling them that. I don't feel the need to shove my opinions at them, and consider it in poor taste to judge them publicly, no matter my opinions.
I don't feel like the OP slapped us in the face with it- it's routine around here for people to show their latest purchase. Maybe he gave up a lot to be able to afford it. Maybe he saved for years, or this is the one thing he's going to get for himself after a lifetime of providing for others. For years, I preferred to spend my money on photography rather than have a new car, and was accused of being self-indulgent for it. I thought it was absurd to spend $1000+ on some fancy wheel and trim package the car dealer was pushing, while others didn't bat an eye at that.
To segedi- enjoy your beautiful new camera, and use it in good health.
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I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.
"It's the last camera you will every have to buy, right?"
This kind of comment is borderline to stay polite.
What gives you the right to judge someone you don't know ? Just to kill his pleasure after he bought his camera ? Or just for you to feel better ?
You should think before typing and keep this kind of stuff for yourself.
Enjoy the camera segedi.
A very nice camera indeed, but I would rather have another M2 body. The M7 is a bit outrageous in price, but then everything else from Leica is out of this world. Enjoy your new toy.
If you don't want to stand behind our troops, please feel free to stand in front of them.
I too struggle with my path at times. But my intention wasn't to cause harm to anyone here or the less fortunate. I do think that great cameras deserve purchase and use. If my post would have involved a 40 year old TLR that I acquired, I'm sensing there would have been less if any negativity involved.
In defense of 2F/2F - he is certainly entitled to his opinion. He is an active contributor and, with rare exception, tends to comment well. I don't think this little thread will change his mind, but I do encourage him to be a bit more open minded and to consider whether negative comments have any constructive value. Rephrasing an opinion to invoke thoughtful discussion is usually of more value.
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Honestly, I held one of those and fell in love. Please, post pictures of the results!
Geesh. The OP could have given $10 million to charity last year. How do you know what he does?
I am all for people who can afford to buy new Leicas buying new Leicas. I mean, the more new Leicas people buy the more will be sold on the used market and maybe I can get one someday! (Actually I already have one.)
All kidding aside Segedi, it is a beautiful camera. I hope you enjoy it. Ignore the negativity.
To 2f/2f; for some people who enjoy film photography, this website may be the only outlet for them to find people who have the same interests in common. You should clearly understand that with nearly 7000 posts in only 3 years.
What a beatiful camera! Looking forward to seeing the results.
The camera is beauuutiful alright, but what about the lens? Personally I love this lens' smallness and stealthiness (I don't own one). Does it live up to your expectations, being only from the 'el-cheapo' (no offence!) Leica line?
What made you choose this one over the ASPH f/2, for example? Price? Weight? Performance?
Just being overly curious. (But then you ask for it, showing off like that )
Congratulations, it's a fine looking camera. Please post your results and share your experiences.
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