The brands that come to mind are Leica, Canon, Sony, and Nikon.
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I hope that this is the right section for asking such a question! Thanks!
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:40
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Try the same question about cars on a Porsche forum / Ferrari forum / etc you'll get my drift
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 18:53
as this is a Leica-Forum the answer is clear: buy a Hasselblad H4D-60 because size matters.
Posted 22 February 2012 - 13:25
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 15:50
Thanks for the reply everyone!
Well the reason I'm asking is that I know that Canon, Nikon, Sony are easily brands that come to mind when buying cameras. I want to know what would make one buy a Leica, which is an amazing German brand, against those Japanese brands? I can imagine maybe it's because of some extra features here and there, but I want to know what defines the Leica experience? I really love the old designs of the Leica cameras that I've looked into recently, but I want to know what makes it worth the price Vs lets say a high ended Nikon. Like how much difference in the resolution would make one camera superior to the other.... I wish I could give examples of such camera versus such camera, but I'm really new to this :confused:.
And yes I understand why you would mention cars in this, and I totally agree with you. But I want to know, what is a major factor that would get one to buy a Leica over let's say a Canon.
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Indeed, but initially I read:
Another to engrave in gold.
If you want to capture the flow of life while being up to your knees in shit, it's a rangefinder.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:30
If actual use goes into the equation – then the first question is, what KIND of camera do you need/want? A SLR camera? A compact autofocus camera? A large format field camera? A medium format camera? A rangefinder camera?
If your interests include the very far away and/or the very close and small, choose a SLR.
If you want a small and very automatic point-and-shoot, choose a compact.
If you are interested in landscapes, rural and urban, choose a field camera.
If you are into fashion or at-home lifestyle reportage, it's a medium format camera.
If you want to capture the flow of life while being up to your knees in it, it's a rangefinder.
Now if you have chosen one of the first four categories, then you can start asking about brands. If the last one, the case is closed because there is only one 'high-ender' and that is the Leica M.
If you want the 'braggingest' camera then it either a Leica M9 with a 50mm Noctilux lens, or a Leica S2 with the new 24mm, but only a select clique of cognoscenti will understand what you are bragging about.
Edited by Linkasf, 24 February 2012 - 11:33.