HOW disappointed are you?

Started May 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
DRabbit
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Re: HOW disappointed are you?
In reply to caimi, May 10, 2012

caimi wrote:

Can someone explain why you would spend $8000 on a Leica M Monochrom when you can spend $79 on Silver Efex Pro 2 and get brilliant results? I enjoyed my time with Leica M8 and with Leica MP and M6 (overpriced though they were)but I think the company has gone entirely off the rails with these new announcements. The X2 seems to be essentially the same camera as the X1 with an Olympus style EVF attached - for $2000 more than an E-P3! I don't understand Leica's market I guess.

I'm such a Leica fan-girl, but I agree with you. I'll still be shooting my M8 when everyone else is up to the M19. The prices just keep going up and up and up... and they are way out of my reach. Maybe someday I'll be lucky enough to own an M9 when the used prices drop drastically.

I owned the X1 for a short period of time... and it did take fantastic pictures, but it just wasn't worth the cost of entry. To have $2K invested in a fixed-lens camera was crazy for me financially, so I sold it. The X100 does just as well (if not a whole lot better actually).

As for the Monochrome-Only sensor... time will tell if it's worth it or not. I can't afford to play, so I'll be sticking with converting files from my "inferior" color-sensor cameras or shooting film. If I had that kind of money to just blow, I'd be inclined to buy it... but that's like if I won the gazillion-dollar lottery. LOL

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