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03-07-2013, 01:14 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Why buy a Leica ?

When you can have better for 20 times cheaper

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What do the specs matter? You're not supposed to touch it.
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It's handmade by German Gnomes. You're not even supposed to breath on it.
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I can see a potential market for converting K-01 bodies to take Leica lenses. There's probably less of a market for replacing the APS-C sensor with a 135 format sensor, to take full advantage of them.

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Ever use a rangefinder? There is your answer.

The big question is why buy Leica when you can have a Fuji xpro1...a more apt comparison since the Fuji has similar build quality, an optical viewfinder, and will mount Leitz glass.


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Why buy a Ferrari/Lambo when you can buy a GT-R?
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QuoteOriginally posted by RobA_Oz Quote
I can see a potential market for converting K-01 bodies to take Leica lenses...
Interesting idea, but not possible. The registration distance for Leica M is significantly less than for Pentax K.


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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
Why buy a Ferrari/Lambo when you can buy a GT-R?
'cept the K-01 is no GT-R. The more appropriate analogy would be to my Altima 3.5 Coupe.

Nice car and fast, but different league and different purpose...




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(...so much for car analogies...)

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
'cept the K-01 is no GT-R. The more appropriate analogy would be to my Altima 3.5 Coupe.

Nice car and fast, but different league and different purpose...




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(...so much for car analogies...)
That one comes with a viewfinder ... I think a Jeep Wrangler is more appropriate
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
'cept the K-01 is no GT-R. The more appropriate analogy would be to my Altima 3.5 Coupe.

Nice car and fast, but different league and different purpose...

Steve

(...so much for car analogies...)
He's going by sensor specs. I guess if we want, we could say it's closer to a higher end Mustang, but definitely not your Altima. Unless you decided to put a RB26DETT engine into your Altima.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
The big question is why buy Leica when you can have a Fuji xpro1...a more apt comparison since the Fuji has similar build quality, an optical viewfinder, and will mount Leitz glass.
Arent the viewfinder different in the way they show focus?
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You need a camera that costs as much as a car to mount lenses that cost as much as a house.
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Guys, have a sneaking suspicion that the OP was a rhetorical question.
Why buy a Leica? Because of that red dot on it.
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Well somehow my K-01 pared with either Pentax lenses FA31mm, DA*55mm or FA*85mm makes wonderfull images.
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Why buy a Leica?

Because Leica's are made by magical photographic fairies riding unicorns living on an island of clouds surrounded by an ocean of dreams.

Na Horuk, you can buy the actual M-series Leica red dot badge part for $20 or less online so "the red dot" isn't the source of the insane price:


I blame the high prices on import taxes and levies to offset the lost wages of local camera gnomes and lens trolls.
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