taemo wrote in post #16858073
i don't see any logical reason why someone would buy this than any of the other cheaper and possibly better mirrorless cameras out there already
i think this is more competing with the hasselblad lunar and stellar, ie for people with too much money
So now we have actual details:
At $1850, this makes a *bit* more sense. And to be fair, the build quality is likely to be much better than the Fuji or Sony cameras; good as they are, the Leica will be better.
But the point still holds: this camera doesn't do anything, photographically speaking, that cannot already be accomplished, for far less money, by a Fuji X-T1, Sony A7/R, or even an Olympus E-M1. On the contrary, a Leica M camera actually has a unique niche that is not presently (or likely ever) filled by any other product. Even the Monochrom, which I've personally been quite critical of, is a unique product, thus justifying its price.
But this camera is trading on its name.