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Leica M Edition 60 - Your opinion


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Poll: Leica M Edition 60 - What's your opinion? (669 member(s) have cast votes)

Leica M Edition 60 - What's your opinion?

  1. Would have bought the special edition. Too bad it's sold out. (22 votes [3.29%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.29%

  2. As regular model for a reasonable price, please! (181 votes [27.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.06%

  3. Regular model, please. But with a slimmer housing. (114 votes [17.04%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.04%

  4. Voted I like the approach but I'm not going to buy one. (98 votes [14.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.65%

  5. A digital camera without display doesn't make sense. (212 votes [31.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.69%

  6. Leica is completely mad if they offer such a camera. (42 votes [6.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.28%

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#1 LUF Admin

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 10:00

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Looks as if the Leica M Edition 60 is the Leica photokina 2014 product causing the most and the most emotional discussions.
A digital camera without display!

In order to get a atmospheric picture here is our survey:

What do you think about the new Leica M Edition 60?

Please vote above and comment below.
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Posted 23 September 2014 - 10:31

I like it very much. It's a digital M3.
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Posted 23 September 2014 - 10:46

Like the idea but at a reasonable price. Just wished I hadn't watched the unboxing video. White gloves, cringe!

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 10:56

This camera focused on the essential is exactly what I expect from Leica. I'll wait for a regular version and if it will be slime like and M3 it will be great. If not It will be a "must have" camera too. Thanks for polling:)

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 11:26

Despite white gloves and limited edition,

my confidence in Leica is strengthened. First, Monochrome camera, now M60.

make it the combo plus add 0,91x VF then I'm in heaven !!! it is digital m3 and I didnt let my M3 off because there weren't good alternative on digital field.

use the m90 monochrome until service parts are out and you dont need to look further for gear stuffs. Seeing other people stuck in GAS syndrome is a tragicomedy.

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 11:43

I like the idea and for a reasonable price I would consider buying one.
But I do not like the Audi-Design.
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Posted 23 September 2014 - 11:44

I like the idea and for a reasonable price I would consider buying one.
But I do not like the Audi-Design.

Nor did I - from the photos. I real life it is a beautiful camera.
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Posted 23 September 2014 - 12:00

I think the whole idea is just plain daft. Talk about 'The Emperar's Clothes'! Don
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Posted 23 September 2014 - 12:34

I like it. Back to the basics. In my opinion that's what M is all about.
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Posted 23 September 2014 - 13:07

I think the whole idea is just plain daft.

Can't you see?That is just the attraction and beauty of it.:)
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Posted 23 September 2014 - 14:12

Can't you see?That is just the attraction and beauty of it.:)


i summarize it with picture below :)

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 16:06

It would be fine until you wanted to see one of your pictures. Then it would be as useful as a chocolate teapot.
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Posted 23 September 2014 - 16:28

As a piece of sculpture Yes
An expensive paperweight. Yes
As a useful photographic tool. No
Do I want or would I buy one. No
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Posted 23 September 2014 - 16:31

I know it won't happen, but if the M60 was in a body of the same dimensions as a film M it would be perfect to me.

Chris
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Posted 23 September 2014 - 16:37

This camera is very interesting for me if it comes at a reasonable price, somewhere between a M7 and M240. An EVF attachment like the current 240 would also be welcome as it makes the camera a little more versatile.

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 16:39

A Monochrom version would be my perfect camera. I think it's a great idea, and I hope Leica do go on to make it a fully-available model.

For me, the 'missing' LCD another distraction removed; another incentive to really think about the important basics of photography with every shot. It's what Leica is all about, really. Love it.
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Posted 23 September 2014 - 16:44

Nor did I - from the photos. I real life it is a beautiful camera.


Beautiful it might be, but any of my clients would think I was crazy if I turned up on a job with one. One of the great things about digital was that we could throw away our Polaroid cameras! With the M-60 you'd have to bring along some way of showing the client work-in-progress - so you'd end up tethering the camera or having to do downloads to a tablet! It's kind of a nice idea, but really doesn't do it for any one who earns money with a camera.
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Posted 23 September 2014 - 16:45

Leica as a company is quickly moving from a venerable, pioneering and respected maker of precision hand-wrought cameras and lenses to a company pandering to rich, affected, persons who wish to possess an objet rather than a fine tool.

Your legendary lenses are sought after and will always be so, but now that Sony is making full-frame mirrorless cameras with focus-peaking, your lenses will be used on these fine cameras with M-Mount adapters, which allow one to do so much more with your lenses than with a Leica camera. The Leica M edition 60 is a puzzling camera, a digital camera that longs to be a film camera, and which has amputated its most important feature to simply obtain that appearance. How sad. How affected you all have become!
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Posted 23 September 2014 - 16:46

I love the concept of this camera very much. My hope is that they eventually make a non-Special Edition version of this as a less-expensive, entry point into digital M photography. The idea of no rear LCD is actually very welcomed by me personally. Reminds me of shooting my film camera, and having to know my exposure/composition, etc before shooting, not just 'spray and pray'... well done, Leica!
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Posted 23 September 2014 - 16:47

A digital camera with out a display defeats the purpose of digital. This is one for the collectors, period. For the experience, buy a film M, it's way cheaper (and that's a relative term).
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