RX1 not really that expensive

Started Sep 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
Steven-T Veteran Member • Posts: 3,385
Re: RX1 not really that expensive

Agreed on the price, for someone who wants this camera with a fixed lens. It's relatively cheap, actually.

To put this further, if the body costs $2,499.95, and the lens $1,499.95, total $3,999.90, I will buy the camera body in a heart beat, and use all my Leica M's. I will take the bait if the camera only sells with the lens as a kit. Oops, I can't do that.

To me, its not the price per se. It's the dead money I throw in. I would rather use my 35 Cron or 24 Elmarit on my little C3, for now. Size similar, but only APS-C. I will wait, and hope . . .

edwardaneal wrote:

show me any 24mp full frame camera with a Zeiss 35mm f/2 lens that doesn't cost much more than the RX1

show me any other full frame camera with a 35 mm lens that you can fit in a coat pocket

an NEX-7 with the Zeiss 24mm lens will cost you $2,296.00 from B&H - - the RX1 is only $504 more and you get full frame, and all the benefits that come with it, in what looks to be a smaller package

to the person who wants a small camera and wants the absolute highest image quality $504 is not deal breaker

if the RX1 came with a 50mm lens instead of the 35 I would seriously have to think about selling all my NEX gear and going for it


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