Blasphemy Alert : What difference would Leica make for me??

Started Jan 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
George Spencer
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Re: Blasphemy Alert : What difference would Leica make for me??
In reply to RoelHendrickx, Jan 11, 2013

RoelHendrickx wrote:

My main experience with Leica(-branded) gear, is with the GREAT 25mm F1.4 in FourThirds.

So PLEASE TELL ME : what else would Leica bring to the table for me personally?

Or in other words : what is it (concrete aspects, not just immaterial values like brand and heritage) that makes you prefer Leica over other brands?

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When someone asks what's so great about a Leica M camera I always say "lenses".  I have the 25mm F1.4 lens on a Panasonic GX-1.  It is a great lens.  But IMHO it pales in comparison to Leica M lenses.  Leica cameras are quirky cameras.  You have to fiddle with them to get your best shot.  (Maybe Leica photographers are quirky as well.)  But when you do get a good shot it is very rewarding.

I have three Camera systems.  (Canon with L lenses, Leica and Panasonic m3/4.)  If I look at my photos years later I can usually tell which shots were taken with my Leica system.

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