IvanM: It doesn't really matter how bad the shooting experience is...the people that buy Leica cameras buy it for the name and the status that comes with owing a Leica 'luxury' product, because that is what Leica is, 'luxury goods'....the guys that want this T don't care how it compares or performs, they want a Leica product and wont settle for anything less...we who cant afford such luxuries of course don't understand it, but ask any Leica owner and he/she will explain it all very eloquently...
I don't have much interest in this camera. But, your comment(s) require a response.
Shooting with a Leica M is a acquired taste and... dare I say, skill. The results make it all worthwhile. Though I can tell you, while owning tens of thousands of dollars worth of Canon bodies and lenses, I prefer to use my Leicas. I shoot motorsports for a living... rangefinders are not well suit to fast action. Regardless, when I return from a race, my Canon gear stays in the bag until the next job. Even on the job, I will do a lot of paddock work.... candids, environmentals etc. using my Leicas.
Shooting with a Leica rangefinder is a personal experience. The shooting is more deliberate... you are truly "making" a photo. It's peaceful and far more cerebral than firing away with an SLR.
At least, that's how it is for me. :)
John Thawley: Love the ignorance and envy.
If you don't get it, just say.. "I don't get it." It's ok, really.
OK. You don't get it. It's OK... really. Why are you sitting here getting upset about it? LOL
Love the ignorance and envy.