Upload & Sell: On
How did people shoot landscape and architecture before live view?
As much as it might pain some to realise, Leica will have no problems selling as many of these as they can manufacture, probably for a good 2 years.
That argument means we should all be willing to make do with cameras as primitive as Ansel Adams', because he did produce great landscape pictures, didn't he?
As to demand that will keep Ms sold out for the next two years, there are better ways to manage that than by crippling the product's features to discourage prospective customers other than brand loyalists. Leica could increase production capacity, and, with it, market share and profits. Or Leica could see very long waiting lists for its flagship, increasing its desirability and the value of second-hand bodies.
At least I can comprehend when companies cripple their new mid-range products to protect their flagship's niche. It is a frequent, if flawed, strategy. But here, what are Leica hoping to achieve by discouraging people who would have wanted to make full use of LiveView? Ideological purity?