May 23rd, 2012, 06:25 PM
Who needs a Leica M9 when you can get this for less...
I know this may seem like blasphemy for all those Leica addicts who opt for the M9, M9-P, and no Leica M9 Monochrome. Sure they are amazing cameras with superb build quality and beautiful lenses, but not all of us have that kind of money. So for me, I opted for something much less expensive but just as beautiful (at least in my eyes). Post your pics of your Olys.
E-PL1 w/ Oly 17mm f2.8, 14-42mm Kit, VF-1
E-PL2 w/ Panny 14mm f2.5
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May 23rd, 2012, 06:51 PM
Better duck, the Leica folks will be coming with pitchforks and torches! Seriously, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I still use an E-P1 that I love for the aesthetics - it just looks like a camera should.
Love mercy, do justice, walk humbly - Micah 6:8
"A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words." Ansel Adams
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May 23rd, 2012, 06:58 PM
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May 23rd, 2012, 07:13 PM
I agree with the basic premise and regard my E-M5 (and E-P3 before it) as just as beautiful as any Leica. Plus they autofocus, which is a capability I find essential .
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May 23rd, 2012, 07:25 PM
I agree (mostly). I dop love RF focusing and there is nothing on the current m43 cameras that can compare with that but I think the OMD and E-P3 with a P20 or O45 are much more compelling to me than dropping the cost of a trip to Antarctica on a camera and lens. If you crave MF you can always pop on a Jupiter 8 or my favorite the Hexanon 24/2.8 and go old school.
The OMD and the E-P3 really look the part as well but I would say the GX1 or my favorite the GH2 are also nice (although considerably less sexy) substitutes as well.
May 23rd, 2012, 07:29 PM
Living in a 2 photographer household.. one who is leica and me who is not...I can honestly say the e-p1 and the OMD are way sexier/easier to use/and get the shots when needed
on the other hand i do have to give Leica the edge on lenses... they are very very good.... would I personally pay for them being that much better?...well its an odd thing ... the way the Leica market works if you had the money to invest in one you probably would lose financially... depreciation is very low
and they take nice images
Across a crowded room by kevinparis, on Flickr
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May 23rd, 2012, 07:32 PM
Oh yeah, I forgot about my E-P1... definitely sexy.
May 23rd, 2012, 07:35 PM
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May 23rd, 2012, 08:11 PM
I'd love to HAVE a Leica, but I love to SHOOT my Olympus ;)
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May 23rd, 2012, 08:17 PM
old school meets new school...
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