When I first started photography I could just about afford an M6 with a couple of lenses. This feels nearly impossible now, for a young photographer to do the same with the M9. I’m having a bit of a problem with this… The way camera manufactures are leaving behind the very people that gave them their reputation. Leica and others don’t seem the least bit interested in giving an “in point” to those photographers that could put these tools to good use, but can’t afford the several thousands of pounds needed. Where are the new Leica photographers ? Sitting in Legal firms or out shooting pictures in the world. The very people that gave Leica that edge, that feel, are just being ignored/priced out of contention. A sad day. Great photography is being made, but less and less on the very camera that started the whole thing off. I think that Leica should offer a “photographers discount” on there cameras so they can start being used again for real !
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