(09-27-2018, 07:07 AM)Brightcolours Wrote:(09-26-2018, 05:08 PM)JJ_SO Wrote: And now there's a Russian rangefinder, made by Leica, together with a 35/1.0 (!) kit lens (!!) for around 4500.-
The lens alone from Fuji or Nikon would be more expensive.
You didn't mention the most interesting part... That camera is built by Leica in Germany. The camera is like a typ 240. The Typ 240 body only costs... $6000 body only. So it is not the "made in Germany" aspect that makes Leica price their products partly out of the marketplace.
You get a typ 240 limited production model (500 will be made) with Zenit touches and a lens with a negative price. A no brainer for those who would like such a camera.
I didn't mention what? Made by Leica ist something different than designed by Leica and made somewhere in East Asia
If you say that's a 240 type, you look at the outside (designed by Krasnogorsk). It would be interesting to tear them down. Also, I would not use a camera which follows the same design principles as Lada or a T90 tank: Edgy, close to no curves and from Logo to leather just ugly.