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Making of a Leica M9-P
« on: July 10, 2012, 06:12:18 PM »

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Making of a Leica M9-P
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Re: Making of a Leica M9-P
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012, 02:57:52 PM »
Awesome attention to detail, and hand craftsmanship. Too bad I can't afford one   :(
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Re: Making of a Leica M9-P
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012, 03:13:58 PM »
25,000$ - 1 Leica M9-P hermes edition

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4x Canon 1Dx's  8)

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Re: Making of a Leica M9-P
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2012, 03:24:37 PM »
25,000$ - 1 Leica M9-P hermes edition

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4x Canon 1Dx's  8)

Not really: in the video they show the big set - over 50.000 $ ... the 25.000 $ set is body only + one lens (Sumilux) not the whole set with 3 lenses... so its like a whole Canon lens set (600mm 400mm 300mm etc ... ) + 2 1DX  ;-)
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Re: Making of a Leica M9-P
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2012, 03:55:49 PM »
I wonder what camera they used to film it  :P

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Re: Making of a Leica M9-P
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2012, 05:15:25 PM »
25,000$ - 1 Leica M9-P hermes edition

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4x Canon 1Dx's  8)
When you put it that way, it doesn't seem so bad. ;)

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Re: Making of a Leica M9-P
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2012, 05:50:25 PM »
Nah, sorry. That doesn't impress me. I expected the making of the Leica, not some exterior leather work. I would take an M9-P even it was wrapped in newspaper because it is a great camera but certainly not because of the bag it is in.

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Re: Making of a Leica M9-P
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2012, 08:53:13 PM »
@ hpmuc
Can't help but wonder what kind of news one would read on such a newspaper...
"Husband gets killed by mad wife after selling car to buy camera: 'he would put all those toys before our marriage'."
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Re: Making of a Leica M9-P
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2012, 09:03:38 PM »
Nah, sorry. That doesn't impress me. I expected the making of the Leica, not some exterior leather work. I would take an M9-P even it was wrapped in newspaper because it is a great camera but certainly not because of the bag it is in.
The type of people that drop $25K or 50K on one want a status symbol, and that bag is part of it.
I sold my Hasselblad last year on ebay, and the original leather Hasselblad case went for as much as the camera body.

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Re: Making of a Leica M9-P
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2012, 09:21:57 PM »
Lemme go check refi rates

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Re: Making of a Leica M9-P
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2012, 09:46:06 PM »
Quote from: Mt Spokane Photography link=topic=7948.msg145349#msg145349 date

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The type of people that drop $25K or 50K on one want a status symbol, and that bag is part of it.[/b]
I sold my Hasselblad last year on ebay, and the original leather Hasselblad case went for as much as the camera body.

You beat me to it...

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Re: Making of a Leica M9-P
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2012, 10:31:48 PM »
Nah, sorry. That doesn't impress me. I expected the making of the Leica, not some exterior leather work. I would take an M9-P even it was wrapped in newspaper because it is a great camera but certainly not because of the bag it is in.
The type of people that drop $25K or 50K on one want a status symbol, and that bag is part of it.
I sold my Hasselblad last year on ebay, and the original leather Hasselblad case went for as much as the camera body.

I'm not an aesthete, apart from having the view that form should follow function.  From a purist technical point of view, the Hermes bag adds little value, and most probably LowePro would be able to provide something more functional.  I have to admit, I see this as purely cashing in on the luxury goods market, in the same way that Mont Blanc has, rather than in providing a technically superior product which meets a specific functional requirement.

(Not that there is anything ethically wrong with tapping into the luxury goods/services market ... isn't that what many portrait photographers do?)
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Re: Making of a Leica M9-P
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2012, 11:25:47 PM »
I'm not an aesthete, apart from having the view that form should follow function.  From a purist technical point of view, the Hermes bag adds little value, and most probably LowePro would be able to provide something more functional.  I have to admit, I see this as purely cashing in on the luxury goods market, in the same way that Mont Blanc has, rather than in providing a technically superior product which meets a specific functional requirement.

(Not that there is anything ethically wrong with tapping into the luxury goods/services market ... isn't that what many portrait photographers do?)

Being a technical person, I don't purchase gear just for the big name or for status, but for function and value or suitability for the job, but some see it as a ultimate status symbol to show off that they can afford one, I guess. 

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Re: Making of a Leica M9-P
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2012, 11:25:47 PM »

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Re: Making of a Leica M9-P
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2012, 01:38:19 AM »
Finally a "how-it's-made" video without annoying music or voice overs.  Just let the work speak for itself. Really enjoyed the video.

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Re: Making of a Leica M9-P
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2012, 06:04:19 AM »
yes,, i see there are details,, craftmanship... etc.... TO ME: (I take it like a piece of $H~t).. a mass manufactured camera that reliable, excel in IQ and functionality is all it matter. However this leica probably isnt aimed to use to take photos, but have it in museum cases.
anyway, Bottom line is: i would rather have 5d3 (1dx is 2x value of that m9p to me)..

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Re: Making of a Leica M9-P
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2012, 06:04:19 AM »