Atomez

Atomez

Joined on May 16, 2012

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Leica does not compete with Canon or Nikon or Sony. They are in a different market -- luxury items. Their competitors are more like a trip around the world or a luxury watch or a really expensive champagne. Or a Porsche. Just like a owner of a Ferrari probably does not use more than 10% of its power, if at all, the same for Leica cameras. So what? If there's people buying them, it's their problem.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 19:33 UTC as 13th comment | 1 reply
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Atomez: Well, well, well... Leica cameras, lenses and other stuff are 90% Made In Portugal. Not Germany. Including this new overworked aluminum unibody Leica T.
Look here, the video is portuguese spoken but you'll get it.
http://www.tvi24.iol.pt/sociedade/leica-fotografia-fabrica-famalicao-tvi24-ultimas-noticias/1335776-4071.html
Or google translate this:
http://www.jn.pt/PaginaInicial/Economia/Interior.aspx?content_id=3932829&page=-1
"New Leica T represents over 1.5 million for Famalicão plant"

In Germany it's legal to label "Made in Germany" if at least 10% of the value added is of German origin. As they say in de video, cameras are sent to Germany where the imaging sensor is incorporated (probably made in Japan)

Direct link | Posted on Jun 16, 2014 at 19:28 UTC

Well, well, well... Leica cameras, lenses and other stuff are 90% Made In Portugal. Not Germany. Including this new overworked aluminum unibody Leica T.
Look here, the video is portuguese spoken but you'll get it.
http://www.tvi24.iol.pt/sociedade/leica-fotografia-fabrica-famalicao-tvi24-ultimas-noticias/1335776-4071.html
Or google translate this:
http://www.jn.pt/PaginaInicial/Economia/Interior.aspx?content_id=3932829&page=-1
"New Leica T represents over 1.5 million for Famalicão plant"

Direct link | Posted on Jun 15, 2014 at 04:28 UTC as 31st comment | 8 replies
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iPhone 5 purple lens flare against a bright light source. Looks like a reflection on the lens.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccZhIDbBnPk&hd=1

Direct link | Posted on Oct 5, 2012 at 20:54 UTC as 22nd comment
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Jonathan Siegel: If these cameras were made entirely by a cheap labour factory in some rural village, then I would take issue with their pricing and simply tag their wealthy consumers as sheep. If in fact these are all hand made in Germany as these photos imply, and the video that has been circulating showing how they refine each piece and paint the numbers on the lens by hand, then these cameras are absolutely worth the money. In my line of work, you might come after me and say the same thing, but if you sat there and watched just how long it takes me to do it, and the sheer amount of time, perfection and technique I pour into each project, you would understand my pricing as well. Besides, if these things were cheap then everyone would have one and it would lose it's magic. Work hard, save up, buy one when you are ready. That is what I intend to do.

Well, Leica cameras are actually 90% hand made in a rural village called Famalicão in the north of Portugal... Then they are shipped to Germany to get the "Made in Germany" logo.
Check here if you care to -- http://www.jornaldenegocios.pt/home.php?template=SHOWNEWS_V2&id=543817
It's in Portuguese but the video is self explanatory.

Direct link | Posted on May 16, 2012 at 03:00 UTC
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