(By the way, Leica stopped the R-Line by today)
- amazing AF lenses, some with leaf shutter (TBC, as of now only Leica calls them amazing)
- high mepa pixel sensor
- good ergonomics
- Leica build and design (although some M8 owners would disagree)
- differentiation from the competitionMinus
- 14 bits (can be debated)
- micro-lenses (can be debated)
- no life view
- 15.000 Euros
- credibility of Leica as a long term supplier of high end digital equipment
- likely lack of accessories from third parties (L brackets,...)
- no second hand offering in lenses,...
It really is sandwitched between the D3x and high end backs. All in all, I am still not sure who this is targetting...
- PJ guys looking for a higher image quality?
- I don't believe that any pro PJ photographer will be able to afford this beast, newspapers also won't want to invest
- the files are too large to be uploaded easily while on a assignement
- the jpeg engine is likely to suck big time compared to what the DSLR can deliver
- how to handle the backup issue?
- what if your bodies did on you in Ulan Bator?
- does it make sense to walk the suburbs of Badgad with 25.000 Euros worth of equipment around your neck?
- high end fashion shooters looking for better AF (TBC)?
- Is the AF of the H3D/Mamiya really that bad?
- But are the additional 13 megapixel over the D3x really worth 8000 Euros considering the actual usage of fashion images?
- How is medium iso image quality going to be?
- aren't all the high end shooters already well equiped with gear that works?
- landscape guys?
- But the lack of T/S lenses will hurt here for some
- The lack of life view is also a major issue here if you are really into large print sizes
- The hardcore MFDB shooters will want 16 bits and micro lenses less sensors (whether that is relevant or not is a different question)
- people who like the look of the Leica lenses and for whom money doesn't matter?
- Nothing to say here
- the so called rich dentists
- most probably so