'Less equipment, more freedom.'
I'm sure the decision makers (pulling-down the BIG $$$) are just trying too keep the ol' dog (& their FAT paydays) alive as long as possible ... LOL.
If you can't export the middle-class, non-management jobs to the 3rd world - where the oppressed work for near slave wages - Just shut um' down.
My sincerest condolences to the Pro-photojournalists who lost their livelihood.
Photojournalism is one of the MOST important components of a democratic & free society.
Freedom ... we hardly knew ye ...
I had a chance to use one & it's amazing.
If one can (1) afford it (I can't), & (2) isn't intimidated by using a camera system this expensive (I was), & (3) can appreciate what it offers (I do) - go for it.
Personally, I think it was a mistake for Leica to invest the resources they must have into a system this limited in it's appeal & affordability. Still, it is very, very impressive.
Tokina's sure getting a lot of mileage out of their original & excellent - 12-24mm f4.0 - DX sensor designed lens.
Good for them!
12mm f2.0 = a nice, fast WA lens.
Too bad that Oly requires a "kit lens" purchase with most of their 43 bodys.
That's so amature time.
Good-on Leica for supporting it's non-current gear with firmware upgrades!
Well done, Leica.
Personally, I like it.
Why no "Body only" option?
Requiring that a kit lens be purchased, every time - with a removable lens system camera - is insane.
So, I'll pass.