The amazing people at Leica!

Since time immemorial, Leica has been the undisputed owner of the best camera crown, even though there are other cameras just as good.

That aside, some people may not realise that if you’re in the market to buy a brand new one, you have been able to have it customised to your own taste, just like when buying a new car.

Once you’ve chosen the body you want, either an M7 or MP at present, you then have choice of surface colour, rewinder style, top engraving style, control colours, leather covering colours, viewfinder magnification, frame line types, and your choice of personal engraving.

But get this….Leica actually charge you approx $200 NOT to have anything engraved on the top of the camera! Mind you, it’s not hard to believe really, is it, as the camera has always been the preserve of the well-t0-do hasn’t it?

And hot on the heels of this is the news that the famous Leica Photography award has never, 20 years to the day, been given to a non-Caucasian photographer. Most have gone to Europeans documenting the poor unfortunates of the developing world. That seems just about right too, doesn’t it, coupled with the Company’s passion for serving the wealthy?

Anyway, prejudices aside, there’s no doubt that yes, you may pay through the nose for a Leica, but it’s damn good value for the amount of engineering that’s gone into it.

But, and here’s the thing, owning one won’t make you a better photographer, period!



About filmcamera999

ME & MY PASSION! ok, you probably looked at the length of this "about me" page and thought, god, what's wrong with this guy!....does he have to start telling us his life story or something!!? well, youve come here now anyways, so why not hear what im like as a person, eh? ive been using film cameras for well over 30 first one being the family yashicamat twin lens! over the years, ive both bought sold and collected film cameras...too many to tell the truth! in fact, ive been buying and selling cameras well before the internet came on the scene, so anything you purchase from me is backed by my self-styled moneyback promise.....if you dont like what youve bought, send it back within 14 days and you get all your money arguments!! WHERE I STAND ON THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION! yes, i do use digital as well, but only as a ready-reckoner...i try and take most shots with my simple 2megapixel digicam....if the shot looks good, i pull out my film camera and shoot! i most defintely do not believe in digital manipulation of photographs....that in my eyes is not photography...its cheating! WHERE I USED TO LIVE, WHERE I AM NOW & WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO! i used to live in Ontario, Canada, but moved back to the UK a little while ago (its a long story..!)...but now i'm living in the one place i always wanted to be...Vancouver, BC..the next best thing to paradise on earth! as i work as a freelance writer as well as other things, i often find hat my work takes me to europe for short spells, so i get to travel a lot...not a blessing, as i just hate long flights! im a qualified Quality Assurance guy (you know...ISO 9000, auditing, documentation etc) ....99% of my skill-set is transferable so i can handle any admin or documentation-related roles....see you in BC! otherwise, i specialise in ISO 9000 auditing and documentation. my dream? to have my own thriving camera shop in Vancouver BC, whilst living in the mountains somewhere.....the best of both worlds!
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