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Feb 01, 2010 02:17 |  #1

http://idleicarefundpl​ease.blogspot.com/ (external link)

Just in case anyone hasnt seen. It makes me appreciate the "reasonable" prices of Canon gear.


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Feb 01, 2010 02:57 |  #2

*shrugs*

It's all preference.


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Feb 01, 2010 03:27 |  #3

I don't get it. Is the author... Complaining?
I mean, I could argue that an M9 is much better than any of the alternative things listed in that blog...


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Feb 01, 2010 06:45 |  #4

Very funny.


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Feb 01, 2010 07:32 |  #5

Very different uses from Canon's DSLR system to the Leica M9 but yes, quite expensive.

I'd buy one if I had the money. The Leica rangefinder system has always interested me.




  
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Feb 01, 2010 07:41 as a reply to  @ The Moose's post |  #6

The M9 is Leica's top of the line camera. At US$6,100, Canon's 1ds Mark III is not exactly cheap either.


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Feb 01, 2010 09:40 |  #7

Of course one could compare Canon's body prices with Sony. For most people buying Leica it is not an "either/or" situation but an "and" situation.




  
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Feb 01, 2010 09:49 |  #8

I dont think some of you guys get it. They just created this blog to show what else you would be able to buy with the money spent on some Leica gear. Its not about complaining or brand loyalty.


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Feb 01, 2010 10:21 as a reply to  @ JAcosta's post |  #9

My point is that for most people, US$6,100 is not anymore "reasonable" than US$7,000 for a camera. The blogger (not necessarily you) was taking a shot at Leica's notoriously high prices, and it is highly probable that he did so not realizing that the M9's price is actually competitive with Canon's and Nikon's top offerings. In any event, the list of opportunity costs just seems a bit arbitrary.


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Feb 01, 2010 11:19 |  #10

sjones wrote in post #9517358 (external link)
My point is that for most people, US$6,100 is not anymore "reasonable" than US$7,000 for a camera. The blogger (not necessarily you) was taking a shot at Leica's notoriously high prices, and it is highly probable that he did so not realizing that the M9's price is actually competitive with Canon's and Nikon's top offerings. In any event, the list of opportunity costs just seems a bit arbitrary.

My point is that for most people, they would see this as a joke and not think too deeply into it.


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Feb 01, 2010 11:39 |  #11

JAcosta wrote in post #9517756 (external link)
My point is that for most people, they would see this as a joke and not think too deeply into it.



Trust me, you put more effort into linking the post than I did to over thinking it. Actually, most people don't even know what a Leica is, and I simply pointed out why I didn't find the "joke" amusing…it's too damn arbitrary and likely based on false assumptions…that was my gut response, and I'll stick with it.

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Feb 01, 2010 12:01 |  #12

meh I still want one lol


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Feb 01, 2010 13:58 |  #13

The blog's just a joke/"What if?" for those who could've/should've/wou​ld've spent the money on something else...

I think about that all the time with other equipment I've purchased, happy with it or not...




  
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Feb 01, 2010 14:24 |  #14

Canon 7D: $1700
17-55: $950

Or, I could get a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu for $2650.


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Feb 01, 2010 14:29 |  #15

Mosca wrote in post #9519019 (external link)
Canon 7D: $1700
17-55: $950

Or, I could get a 2001 Chevrolet Malibu for $2650.

A 10 year old entry level car or a just released pro-level camera and lens. That one isn't nearly as funny.




  
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