There are a lot of photographers who over the years have made sacrifices and gone without other things to buy a Leica. Which I think is more a commitment to their belief in their photography than seeing what they might 'get away with' cheaper.
And there is a much greater number of photographer who never felt the need to buy a Leica. A Leica rangefinder might be a good tool but most of the cameras in the last 50 years are IMO much more capable. No, a Leica does not make you a better photographer and I highly doubt I could make any difference in any picture (remember, the photographer does the picture not the camera). If it were true, EVERY professional photographer would use a Leica instead of a Nikon, Pentax, Canon, Contax (you name it). It is so obvious I don't understand why it has to be stated again and again and again.
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