how silly this is ,lol a gf1 type machine... GmbH ???? never happen .
everyone knows Leica would never stoop to making an affordably priced machine everyone could enjoy , instead it uses a good full frame sensor from rodchester NY and marries it to yesterdays technology complete with quaint throwbacks like removable baseplate's and rangefinder only focusing... but hey ,
dont get me wrong , .....its built like a posh tank with rare quality ,and breathtaking lenses ... and prices , but at the end of the day it is for many its just more elitist masturbation and bragging rights for most of the clowns wearing this photo jewelery who wouldnt know an f-stop from an f- you .and boy, ive met a few.
many good people , have leica too ...of course , and deservedly so .my misgivings are NOT aimed your way.
but Leica seems , at times , to me ,just a photo candy store for the filthy rich ,and it a rare photographer with soul and craft who find themselves blessed with insanely priced leica photo gems and actually know what to do with it
would i like to own it ?, ...well yeah .... im critical and antifascism and anti- all the new rich evil in the world. yadda yadda.....but ain`t quite crazy yet !!!!!
I like my Leica.
1/10th Sec, F1.5, ISO 1250, uncoated 1937 Carl Zeiss Jena 5cm F1.5 that I remounted into a Jupiter-3 LTM mount, Table Candle for lighting.
I like that it is an anachronism. It's the closest thing that a Digital camera can be to the old cameras that I grew up using. I paid my dues with Digital Cameras, started using them in 1981- back when we had to make our own stuff. I did the software.