- Jul 8, 2021
- bay area, ca
Leica makes amazing cameras and lenses. Sure there are many hobbyists that just like to show off the red dot. But Leica knows what they do - who they design their cameras and lenses for, and they build reliable cameras that one can get amazing results with.More so now than in previous years, Leica's niche is as a luxury-products company, where much of the appeal is not merely as an image-making tool, but rather, the brand seeks to evoke certain emotions. In fact, for a time, they were part of the LVMH consortium, and they've ventured into automatic wristwatches. No one ever said that hand-crafting small batches of cameras and lenses was the best way to achieve consistently high quality in the 21st century, but for those who crave a certain "something", they may be worth the occasional minor inconvenience.
we shouldn't judge brands by the fact that some users simply buy them to show off. At last Ferrari or Leica or Audemars Piguet etc have real engineering excellence on their side... unlike a $10k Louis Vuitton bag and stuff like that.