For photographers needing to be seen as so. A bad taste option ! At a price !
Really not such a bad idea for a fashion label! After all, this is an excuse to push their brand in very high end store windows. So they guarantee Leica a purchase of say 400 units minimum and they get this exclusive look and just have to out up $200,000 or so, (modest in a big fashion brand's marketing budget), and that must be well worth it to them. As long as the co-branding fashion company already has gravitas and does not bring down Leica, then it's a great idea. Likely as not, more than a few of these camera will go as Christmas gifts to the branding company executives and they buy them at a great discount!For photographers needing to be seen as so. A bad taste option ! At a price !
You are right Asher. Profit justifies everything.
I always associate luxury items with good taste. Here it is not the case.
If I would have - ever - received one of these cameras I would range it deep in the cupboard so no one would see it.
I would take it out to show to my boss.
I would be embarrassed to old such a thing in public.
Yes: bleu, blanc, rouge.I note that the blurb mentions the "red, white and blue" colors, but if one is going to draw the connection with the French flag, it would have been better to mention the "blue, white, and red" colors (bleu, blanc, et rouge, n'est-ce pas?).
"Lumix" is a very innocuous (and hardly recognized) trademark (on my Panny). Hopefully, no thug will see the tiny "Leica" engraved on the lens!Exactly, Antonio! If I owned a clean ordinary Leica body, I'd cover up the red dot! I do not like to advertise what I have. That's the advantage of the Ricoh GR, no one thinks it's significant.<snip>
Leica and Hasselblad have infamously introduced similar cameras before. These fashion cameras aren't bought by photographers, they are bought by rich people wanting to make a statement and impress others.
Perhaps you mean can a color be repeated. If there were two colors that were repeated, there would be a minimum of four stripes altogether, certainly possible, but not found in the class of flag designs we have been looking at.Hmmm..Not necessarily...
Can 2 colors be repeated?
The answer, as you certainly know, is zero.In the light of such brilliant mathematics, I was wondering how many possibilities there are for 2 items (let's call them x an y) can be arranged in a group of 3 in which no item is repeated.
We are all teachers. But I believe that question came from a joker.As to your answer to a 'teacher's' question as to the number of ways 2 objects can be arranged in a group of 3....being zero ( of course ' zero ' long predates either of us and has somehow managed to survive thus far )...I would say there is an ' x and y ' and a ' z '. The ' z ' being a joker.
In the case of the ones I have, I think of them them as "not-Leica-rebranded Panasonics"!Doug, the Panasonics and/or Panasonic rebranded Leicas are excellent machines.
Yes, and that is a considerable factor in comparing the "bottom line". I wasn't anxious to get into LR, so that factor didn't have much leverage here.I would advise anyone to buy the equivalent Panasonic rather than the Leica. Except that the latest D-Lux Type 109 appears to be having more issues than the previous incarnations. I would opt for the Panasonic. The price difference this time is pretty sane and Leica does include a free copy of LR.
I have been very impressed on both machines with the design, build, operation, and user interface. Some reviewers have complained that they "feel like plastic". Carla, who in a prior life was a Chevrolet salesman, said, "Yeah, some people used to say that about the Corvette - mostly people who couldn't afford one."I have no experience with either of the machines that you have, so cannot comment performance wise.
I would like to get back to the essence of this - promotion of brands and positioning the names in the luxury brand ecosphere. Companies such as Nespresso, Channel, Hermes spend 20-50 million US $ to have "Flagship" store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills CA. Tourists, (from China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Europe, especially), with so much money to spend, flock to this hedonistic thriving commerce thoroughfare every day. So this is an example, like the decorated Leica, to help associate a brand with "luxury" and having reached an "elite" level of life. Thus the brand gets considered a sign of increased worth and status.For photographers needing to be seen as so. A bad taste option ! At a price !