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Are we expecting much of a decrease in price on the M9 after early 2013 when the new Leica starts shipping?
Also, is there much difference in use & modest output if shooting B&W between the m8 & m9? Pondering usual thoughts...
I've seen a few on GetDPI's B&S for around $3800 lately. I wouldn't be surprised to see it drop another 10% or so when the M is finally shipping.
Also, compared to last year, used M lens pricing seems to be more scattered. Seems many of the speculators have moved on and there are occasionally some very attractive prices on the B&Ss. It will be interesting to see what happens with lens pricing and availability once the M ships... will it be a repeat of the M9 situation? Somehow, I suspect not. This time around Leica seems to be much better prepared. First of all, they pre announced the camera, rather than making it available at a trickle like the M9. At least pre-order numbers should give them a pretty solid idea for early demand. And I'd hope they learned from the M9 release. Maybe it will still be the case, but I suspect it won't be as bad. And they seem to have caught up with lens demand. Was this through extra production capacity (I seem to recall some saying it is), or has demand simply softened a bit?
Great images guys. Andrew - wow, these Nocti samples, combined with what Charles has been showing, are quite interesting... If it wasn't so darned expensive, I'd love to try it as a vintage option to my modern glass...