Here is the review of the Leica lens:did CaNikon, or any slr manufacturer ever make an 82mm-round normal zoom? ever?
Here is Initial Thoughts from LuLa:I read several reviews, and they concurred that the current Sony will not replace DSLR's.
Nobody ever says anything to me - they just look, and then shun.I must have an "Aura" about me as far as carrying the M8, M9 or M Monochrom; I've never had a DSLR owner tell me to get a real camera. I've had several people, under 25 mostly- stop and tell me that they really like my camera. The only time I've had a DSLR owner make fun of a camera was when using a Polaroid at a party, or film cameras. For the Polaroid as the guy said- "kids, want to see your picture on the back of my camera"- I handed them the print, told them they could watch themselves appear, then give the picture to their Mom. With the Nikon F- explained EMP to the guy. With the N8008s: laughed at the guy with the DSLR, told him this camera USED to be digital, but I converted it to use film.
When I see someone using a Film camera these days, I always stop and tell them "I see you have a REAL camera!"
I don't speculate on theory or others' experiences, I just report my experiences as they occur in real life. People always spend money on flashy cars, expensive houses, boats etc. I have an 18 year old Honda and live in a low-cost apartment. If spending $12500 on a flashy camera is somehow more sinful than what other people do, then I'll consider your judgement.ive been hobbying at photography since the '80s. i have NEVER EVER EVER had more people stop me in the street to compliment me or fawn on me than when i started shooting my lowly 6mp rf epson rd1. EVER. my wife honestly cannot believe her eyes/ears. and ya' know what? theres good reason because that cam in the right hands can shoot the ass off a huge percentage of CaNikon know nothings.
my basic philosophy is to never take issue with how anyone chooses to spend their money. good reason, no reason, none of my business. but buying this monstrosity to garner respect points, wow, i might have to break with my philosophy. plato forgive me, but that might be the worst reason for plunking down $13000 ive ever heard. sorry. sorry on many levels.