These cameras are very close in price, although they (to my mind) are targeted a bit at different customers.
Or, maybe a 6D versus a 7D?
I don't know.....like that?
I guess I'm still puzzled. The guy I first quoted seemed to be trying to make a point that very, very expensive MF cameras have limited (or none at all) autofocus systems.
My point.....so what? Excellent AF performance is not the calling card of these MF cameras, as fast action shooting is not their intended use.
And so back to the point I was making.....the most expensive camera you can possibly find may not be the absolute best performing camera at all possible things. MF digital cameras basically suck at sports photography despite their hefty price tags.
For that matter, the Leica M9 sucks for sports too even though it costs as much as a 1DX.
I'm not sure why this is confusing to people. AF performance is important to some people shooting some things, and in cameras that are aimed at that market then better AF systems will command a price premium.
There are other customers shooting other genres who don't give a rip about AF performance. If these people have the money and the need for what is on offer, they may be clients for Leica or one of the MF options.