How many times does the obvious need to be said? Leica is a small company that targets an affluent market. High prices are a deliberate (not to mention successful) strategy. Maybe a discussion of the economic forces involved in this would be both informative and useful. I'm quite certain that displays of self-righteous indignation are neither.
Not so much self-righteous indignation but I don't understand what Leica is trying to do.
There was another price increase last year in May which also affected the 30-90mm zoom. At that time it went from $9,950 to $10,900.
So in slightly over a year the lens went from $9,950 to $11,750, that is an increase of $1,800…
Either the lens was incorrectly priced from the beginning which I doubt, or Leica is just greedy, or they are not doing so well as everybody assumes and need the money desperately… Not sure.
Either way as a potential Leica S customer I am looking at this and thinking what the heck, not quite sure what to make of it…