the current "poor man's Leica"?

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the current "poor man's Leica"?
Oct 21, 2013

Since my return to serious (hobby) photography this year, I've noticed something that seems to be missing from the conversation.  Back in the day, there used to be a debate over which camera best deserved the title of "poor man's Leica". Leica was the accepted top of the heap for compactness, brilliant street style shooting, build quality, great lenses, a certain kind of "cool",etc., etc., but there were always contenders for the title of next best thing.

The only cameras I've seen mentioned recently in this context are the Fuji X100S and the Sony RX1. Thought it might be fun to ask actual Leica people what they think. Is there a less expensive camera or system you admire, or perhaps would recommend to others?

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