Virgilio G Santos: i wonder why people who cannot afford...or don't understand.... what a Leica is- hang around this section and post their comments, which is very innapropriate for the esoteric culture of Leica users.
if you can't afford....or don't understand... the attraction or mystique of the product- then skip this part and go buy your CanoNikons and we won't bother you, nor comment on your choice.
have a nice day!
so sorry that the "plebeians" (your term) are "hurt" by Leica products.
photography is definitely for everyone, very true.anyone who wants to get from point A to B driving a Kia or a Hyundai will defintely get there, being "tactile & pragmatic". same with the one driving a Jaguar or AlfaRomeo. people have choices, whether tactile or pragmatic. so do the companies who produce the products, whatever they want to produce and sell. do one go to a Jaguar or Ferrari store and complain about the prices being too high?
have a nice day again.
i wonder why people who cannot afford...or don't understand.... what a Leica is- hang around this section and post their comments, which is very innapropriate for the esoteric culture of Leica users.
aside from the "turntable-vinyl market reduction due to digital disc" analogy.... let us be reminded that even discs went thru a miniaturization process. remember movies on laser discs (and you even have to flip them to read the backside!) just to finish a movie? then came the DVD, and it has many times the capacity of that huge laser-disc thing (a laser-dic is as big as a vinyl record, for those who forgot what it is). who would have thought that huge laser-disc size storage capability can be stowed in a smaller size. and then the BluRay came in, and now treatens the DVD's existence. life goes on...
point is- those small-size sensors you now dismiss as "small" may soon have the capability of capturing images better than a medium-format (i'm talking about the size) in the very near future. let's wait a while.
ok, maybe not really extinct or obsolete (the DSLR) ....but like one post here said earlier- the market for DSLR may get smaller. and yes- technology moves on. turntables and vinyls seem to have lived forever (even with all those technological advancements for them), but has to be a niche market soon as digital discs came in. why, even DVDs seem to be the end of the disc technology- until BluRay came in. and 5-10 years earlier you'd sound ridiculous saying you need hard-discs in the terrabyte capacity.
point is- we just have to accept reality- there is an ever increasing pace of development in technology. i can understand it may be a painful reality for those who already have invested big budgets on those DinoSLR equipment they now have, and suddenly here are people saying their whole gear is obsolete.
and yes.... CanoNikon is simply playing wait-and-see. once they realize what's going on- it's "follow the leaders" once more for them.