airfrogusmc wrote in post #18126786
And I've never understood the car buying mentality of the more options the better. I prefer cameras that I am the one doing the driving. All of it and making all the decisions. Just my preference. And there are a lot more like me. There are plenty of one size fits all options out there. Nice to have some real choices like a Leica MM.
Not sure what cars have to do with this conversation... I drive a stick shift by the way, so I know all about "doing the driving"
And that was my point anyway, Fuji's (and any other brand pretty much) still have all the same manual options that a Leica has, nobody is forcing you to use any of the program modes (which I understand most Leicas also have) or extra features. Paying more than double for a camera to take away features doesn't make sense to me, but again, if it does to you great! Just don't be surprised if you can't sell everyone else on the concept.
airfrogusmc wrote in post #18126792
I was waiting for the elitist comments that always follow when someone brings up Leica. LoL. Yeah I'm elitist LoL Almost spit my coffee all overt the keyboard.
I'm happy for your buddy. I shot with Deardorff, Horseman, owned and shot with 500C/Ms for decades. For what i do now Leicas sure fit the bill. BTW one of the magazines that I shoot received a major national award last year. I posted about it here a while back.
Finding equipment that matches the way you see and work is what this should be all about. If I had all the $$$$ I spent over the decades settling I could have bought the stuff that I instead settled for many times over.
The elitist comments have nothing to do with the fact that you shoot Leica, it has everything to do with how you always present your arguments in favor of Leica. You talk of every other brand like it's so far below your mightly Leica, it's laughable. Sometimes the amount of pretentiousness that flows from your comments is staggering.
For what it's worth, I like the idea of Leica, but I still don't think they're anywhere near worth their asking price. Obviously some people do and that's great, niche products are certainly welcome.