OT For those who wanted to pay for fewer features ...

Miserere miserere at gmail.com
Mon Sep 17 19:22:35 EDT 2012

Once again Leica provides the comic relief. I've been chuckling since
they announced this earlier in the afternoon (please don't ask why I
was waiting for it).

The M-E looks for all the World to be an M9. Maybe it's missing a few
things, but essentially that's what it is. So what Leica is saying to
all the people that bought the M9 is:

"your camera is really f***ing underspec'd, but we didn't want to tell
you until now, when we're releasing an upgrade with more features
(that $500 cameras from other makers have had for years). Oh, and
we're going to now sell the M9 under a different name for $1,500 less
than you paid for yours. Thanks for being a loyal sucker."

I'd heard there was a shortage of brass in the market and now I see
where it went.


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On 17 September 2012 19:14, Bruce Walker <bruce.walker at gmail.com> wrote:
> I present the new Leica M-E:
> http://www.dpreview.com/news/2012/09/17/Leica-M-E-18MP-stripped-down-full-frame-rangefinder
> It's full-frame, has a completely stripped-down feature set, and has a
> suitably insane pricetag.
> Comes with something called "Leica Adobe Photoshop Lightroom". I
> wonder if that's stripped-down too? "Only allows cropping, because
> that's all a photographer should need, dammit."
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