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Leica camera

Postby AztecDave » Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:29 am

anyone got one? am thinking about asking santa for one. specifically the v-lux 40. i have a small casio that does everything i need but have always been intrigued by the leica name, ie, is it worth it.
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Re: Leica camera

Postby medicinehunter » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:53 am

Leicas are good cameras. I recommend the D-Lux 5. I own one. It is compact, versatile,
and takes razor-sharp shots. it is an excellent travel camera.
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Re: Leica camera

Postby redfax » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:08 pm

http://www.kenrockwell.com/leica/d-lux-4.htm don't know about the five, but I would suggest doing a side by side comparison with the most similar panasonic model.
They tend to be the same camera with a different sticker.
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Re: Leica camera

Postby RYP » Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:44 am

buy the Lumix version. I have em all, including the M's and the Lumix ones are the way to go.
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Re: Leica camera

Postby St John Smythe » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:08 am

AztecDave wrote: is it worth it.


Does one have ample funds for one?
Of all the cameras that a chap could buy, why the Leica? There are hundreds of jolly good digital cameras out there which more than match the Leica for every day use, but which cost substantially less.
It is like buying a Ferrari for going about one's daily business at home, when a Toyota, Nissan or Ford would be just as useful.
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Re: Leica camera

Postby AztecDave » Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:27 pm

ended up getting a repo for my casio point & shoot. works for me.
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Re: Leica camera

Postby Kapa » Fri Feb 01, 2013 12:41 am

Yeah Leica do versions of a few of the Panasonic Lumix models eg. TZ20 and then add their red badge. They allegedly have better firmware than the Lumix versions and usually come bundled with Adobe Elements or Lightroom. Not worth the extra few hundred dollars in my opinion...
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Re: Leica camera

Postby JITW » Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:22 am

I just don't see the price justifying the expense of buying a Leica


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Re: Leica camera

Postby rickshaw92 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:23 pm

JITW wrote:I just don't see the price justifying the expense of buying a Leica


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Re: Leica camera

Postby JITW » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:35 am

rickshaw92 wrote:
JITW wrote:I just don't see the price justifying the expense of buying a Leica


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yea, right mr moneybags.


Hahahahaa... Thise fuckers are like 8K starting with a good lens right? DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH BOOZE I CAN BUY WITH THAT MUCH SCRATCH


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Re: Leica camera

Postby ayoune » Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:39 pm

always wanted leica before everything went digital..now who care unless uwant to masturbate on name brands
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Re: Leica camera

Postby stealth1 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:37 am

JITW wrote:
rickshaw92 wrote:
JITW wrote:I just don't see the price justifying the expense of buying a Leica


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yea, right mr moneybags.


Hahahahaa... Thise fuckers are like 8K starting with a good lens right? DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH BOOZE I CAN BUY WITH THAT MUCH SCRATCH


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The V-Lux 40 is only about $700. For $700 he can get a much better camera. For $1000-$1500 he can get a Leica M5, excellent camera. For $300 he can get a Nikon F4 or F100, both durable but big. I'd get the M5 over the V-Lux any day. IF you're set on the V-Lux get a Lumix, like others have suggested.

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