« on: October 11, 2013, 01:40:29 PM »
OK, it's done. It doesn't matter how much time it took, how much it cost or what the motivation was. Ive is aThere's the difference between an innovative design and a camera so gross looking they'd have to pay me $500-750k to use it.
very respected designer and Leica is very much a boutique brand. I'm sure reflections of this motif will show up
in future Leica products and Leicaphiles - or Leicaphobes - will snap them up. There aren't too many other examples of camera companies coming up with "leading edge" designs and most cameras look like most cameras.
It might be an ergonomic problem - after all, if you put a car design in a wind tunnel to minimize drag, the logo
on the front doesn't make a whole lot of difference.
An earlier post said they thought this will sell for a quarter mil, Southeby's estimates $500-750K. I'm betting some Saudi prince, Russian tycoon or Chinese industrialist pays over a mil and we'll never hear of it again.