HOW disappointed are you?

Started May 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
rhlpetrus Forum Pro • Posts: 24,876
Re: HOW disappointed are you?

I doubt Leica will ever be able to compete for a larger market share, given the old-style German approach the company has kept. Leica lenses and cameras in the 60/70s were a little more expensive that the Nikon/Canon and Zeiss counterparts but still within reach of most people interested. Now a 50mm f/2 costs like 3,4,5x a similar Zeiss and much more than a similar Nikon/Canon. To be used with a camera that likey will never see a tripod, thus all that quality (if there is any) differential is likely wasted on handheld shooting.

It's just a dinosaur, fancy, of course, with a restricted audience (unlike a Ferrari, that actually offers a big differential over the typical Japanese or American sports car), I'm not sure it will survive long, maybe for the Hermes crowd, as some sort of fancy/antique flavor for the nice coffee table.

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