$30,000 Leica,Is this a misprint/typo ?

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$30,000 Leica,Is this a misprint/typo ?
Aug 16, 2009

Hi,and yes I'm aware this isn't the Leica forum...

This post is about prices and astonishment.....

I was really set back by that price though....
I'm on the Canon forum page,because this is my page.... Canon..
So I'll mention Leica right here......

I know that 37mp images aren't an impossibility ... Not hardly
I believe (could be wrong) the old black bird Spy type plane,shot at 50mp..
Way back in the 70's.....

However my point to mention here isn't about the high Mp rate...
It's about price...and build.

I saw mention (on the DP front page) of the lower(by half) than could be LCD mp display rate.... That fact caught my brain,alarmingly so....

How can any hand held,non industrial,meant to be for general public application camera,that costs $30,000 dollars. (with just standard fixed lens)
How can it have been introduced with anything sub par about it. Period.....
For $30,000 I think everything about it,should be absolute top shelf....
The very best that can be had.
With a minimum of a prime 1.2 55mm lens...... at least..... or better.

Even though I'm writing here at the Canon page,I'm not trying to knock Leica.
They've been around for as long as I have (I'm 60)...
You nearly mostly always get what you pay for,and Leica is no acception.
They have turned out proven field gear that did the job,and held up...

However to price a still camera at that much money,and then cut short on quality components. By that I mean a lesser than could have been implemented for the LCD pixels....
Is just down right .... Sloppy....... and very Surprising....

any thoughts... ? Or just tell me to shut up.
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