GodSpeaks: Well I see the trolls are out in force today. I am also willing to bet that 99+% of the naysayers couldn't afford this camera anyway.
Not to worry folks, it's a Leica, aimed at and for those that can appreciate Leica, and like the opening blurb says, have high credit limits.
This camera is for the really rich folks .. Richer than what most of you thinks .You will have your personal assistant carry it . He or she will set it up and present to you when the shots present itself in your eyes.
So , weight and look it's not an issue .. However , if I were to carry it around . might as well get a Leica S. This camera is really most uninspiring .
I love this camera .....because
1. My M240 , M9P looks really cool now with it's the M lens and the compactness .
2. It resembles a steroid version of A7r2 , body wise and weights wise. I don't have to lust over it while waiting months for it to be available on the market . I simply go to my corner camera store to have a look at the Sony.
3. If Leica T is of any reference , by the way , body is on sale at 899 USD in Asia . They share the same T mount ? I may soon be able to afford it and add to my Leica collection.
I am considering changing the shell of Pentax k30 by buying another one with different colour . I want to create a Lego look for the k30 since the price of this Pentax is so inexpensive .. Can any one steer me to the manual on how take the k30 shell only apart ? I like to do it and produce two unique coloured k30 if it is just a matter of inbolting the screws ..
Many thanks ..
I think there is a silver lining . It may promote a new industry to make fancy handgrips to complement these digital cameras .. Actually , I understand there are some craftsmen making hand grips for M Leica with rare woods .So far none of them are any where near the price Hassey charges for the Lunar .i can understand it may be ok for Leica as the M bodies willlast and a keeper for years if not decades ... But a nex 7 body ? Who will keep it after a year or two?
This makes the 2200 euro , Leica mini M type 107 a super buy .Does hasselblad really expects any one to purchase this lunar camera which is a one year old dated nex7 .? In fact ,as a user of nex7 , I am already looking for the ff nex9 ...
yyuuhhaauu: At that price range and lack of lenses for the Xpro1, .. I may now resort to the following combination: Keep My M9-P with the Nex 7 or Ricoh GXR (having the focus peaking) as the second spare camera body offering 1.5 X option with my Leica lenses.
I will still keep my X10 as the P/S DC .
Got more cameras than I need and should have and never really use each one well. Actually , the Xpro1 does offers some features that I consider great to complement my M9 P, such as more direct control similar to the traditional rangefinder with ----- EV adjustment knob .. . However, the lack of 'focus peaking' is a deciding factor for my aging eyes looking for electronic help to get the focus right on the M lens . During my travels in the past years, I have enjoyed to bring three M primes lenses and two bodies (M9 and a GF1 )-- (effectively 6 focal lengths) all packed in a small pouch .. The pouch size will be too small for a DSLR and a small zoom lens . Travel light and well is what I enjoy ..
Yes, two grand may not be the end of the world, but I am not too keen on buying those Fuji lenses which will be useful only on that body. Let's wait and see when it comes out and .. I can be persuaded .. .. Ha! ha.!.
At that price range and lack of lenses for the Xpro1, .. I may now resort to the following combination: Keep My M9-P with the Nex 7 or Ricoh GXR (having the focus peaking) as the second spare camera body offering 1.5 X option with my Leica lenses.