Well, I have spent over 2.500 USD on a Leica M7 - this includes the VF upgrade and the elimination of the 75mm framelines. I feel this camera is expensive, but very reliable and sturdy, and for the time being I do not see a digital camera of the same kind on the horizon capable of challenging B&W film performance, which is what counts for me. An SLR equivalent of this - a Nikon FM3A, has cost me much less, so have the Hasselblad and Rolleiflex. In MF the bargains are really incredible.