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Michael Reichmann on the Safari M8.2

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Did Michael have anything positive and upbeat to say about this ?

 

One of our esteemed Forum members has one like this.

 

Leica know what they are doing and know what the niche markets are worth to them.

 

Perhaps, copying Canon is the wrong direction for Leica users.

 

Rolo

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What type of wheels do you have on your car? Steel utilitarian ones or useless light metal? Leica is in the business of selling cameras. If they can sell one by covering it in diamonds and rubies why not? It would be ridiculous if they would shortsell themselves by refusing to cater to the taste of some of their customers. The days that a Ford was available "in any colour as long as it is black" are long behind us.

 

Sorry I forgot, Leica is indeed in the business of selling cameras. Guess, as long as the dentist crowd is happy who cares about what pro's would like to see.

 

Got to admit though, I'm just very upset and angry. The Safari green just doesn't match the British Racing Green of my Jaguar E type. What a shame.

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Nothing quite like hopping on the "Leicas are for dentists" bandwagon.

Change the record please.

I think the Safaris are cool looking. Especially the old binoculars.

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Nothing quite like hopping on the "Leicas are for dentists" bandwagon.

Change the record please.

I think the Safaris are cool looking. Especially the old binoculars.

 

For people like you there are lots of colourful P&S cameras available. Have fun.

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I think a Lugi half case in reticulated Ostrich testicles would be great. Or maybe they could start shipping the new Noctilux in an gilded Ostrich egg.

 

You know, I've never looked that closely, but if I remember my biology, birds do not have external testicles.

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You know, I've never looked that closely, but if I remember my biology, birds do not have external testicles.

 

Who does in this cold weather?

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Sorry I forgot, Leica is indeed in the business of selling cameras. Guess, as long as the dentist crowd is happy who cares about what pro's would like to see.

 

Got to admit though, I'm just very upset and angry. The Safari green just doesn't match the British Racing Green of my Jaguar E type. What a shame.

 

Ummm..Which dentist is going to buy one then?

And I guess Leica is earning a whole lot more money - always has been- from amateurs than from professionals. Without amateurs there would be no Leica now. That goes for all camera companies, except maybe Hasselblad, Sinar, etc. What would you prefer to do as a company? And why should you be angry? Is anybody forcing you to buy this camera?

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I reckon some of you snipers aught to come out of the jungle and realize the war ended years ago. Or are you still in Afgahnistan?

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Dont know about the safari. But I have the limted LHSA MP Hammertone with matching 35cron. And I must say it's great to behold, hold, and admire.

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In my opinion to stick a red dot on each and every Leica camera, binocular and big lens show more bad taste than 500 Safari M8.

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In my opinion to stick a red dot on each and every Leica camera, binocular and big lens show more bad taste than 500 Safari M8.

 

That goes for all the SLRs (Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Sonic, etc) garish white paint on black bodies.

 

Why would Nikon add that Nike red slash on their cameras?

 

Leica have some weird taste. The others have no taste at all.

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It's easy to knock it as it just does not do anything any better than the off the shelf cheapo version.

As ridiculous a camera as it is, if money was no problem I'd have one, why not if you can afford it?

 

Kevin.

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It is not 'more expensive' or only negligably so. I really don't see what the hassle is about. It is basically a good deal + you get a rather unique version of the M8.2 with a nice and nice looking lens. Nothing wrong with that surely?

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It is not 'more expensive' or only negligably so. I really don't see what the hassle is about. It is basically a good deal + you get a rather unique version of the M8.2 with a nice and nice looking lens. Nothing wrong with that surely?

 

I think it's more of "I'm above wanting it because it looks nice" thinking.

 

Kevin.

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