REVISED and a challenge to those of you who will probably never own the Leica M-D
Without a doubt this is a video presented by Leica on Vimeo but very little if anything is said about Leica.
However a great deal is said about photography and this video is worth your time to watch and absorb.
It does not matter what your favorite camera is. This has nothing to do with the story. It is about you as a photographer no matter what level you shoot at.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I have READ WHAT IS IN RED AFTER YOU WATCH THE VIDEO 🙂
Now that you have watched the video, you can see at the end that Leica does its little commercial which they are entitled to.
My take on this camera, is that like every Leica out there and all of the Leica lenses (which I happen to love Leica) is priced out of the reach of most consumers and they are asking you to spend $6000.00 on a camera with which they are giving you less than their other cameras. You have to have a lot of money and expendable income to justify a Leica in your camera bag. Then at a couple of grand for each lens, well you get the point……
There was some pretty extensive talk on the Fuji Facebook pages today about that and while most of the folks were very respectful of Leica as it is extremely fine gear, most felt that not having an LCD on the back of the camera was pretty ludicrous.
After all, and I’ll throw this out as a challenge I believe that most of you are self disciplined enough to shut of the rear LCD for a day or two, only take one shot of a subject in stead cosmic blasting the hell out of it, not push the playback button to see what you got until you got to a computer, just like the new Leica wants you to do and if you are old enough just what YOU did when you shot a roll of 36 exposure film.
I am also willing to bet that you will have some great and meaningful images to be happy with and proud of.
DO YOU THINK YOU CAN DO THAT FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS? Go for it. I would love to see your images when you are all done processing them.