4 Great Leicas That Are Affordable!

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    1. @Kris Just Kris I love sensible people who can actually think outside the box.

    2. If you say the price fast enough, it makes the camera seem more affordable …. Try saying £4000 quickly, and then add a lens .. 😂 🤣

  1. I’d be really iffy on buying old digital cameras. Might work fine now, but in a year it could be a multi-thousand-dollar-brick. Especially with the m8 and m9.

    1. I thought the whole idea was to be seen wearing it not take pictures, have a Canikon/Sony/Fugi/Olympus/mobile phone to actually take pictures 😄

  2. You definetly must make a oldschool digicam battle with 7 megapixel cameras. Like the Sony Cybertosh DSC ones with aviewfinder or Panon Cowertsoh

  3. I can’t argue with the M240 as a value prop. Just could never get over its fatboy chunkiness.

  4. Alternate title: Kai single-handedly raises the resale value of Leicas by increasing demand so he can finance his next Leica.

    1. Where’s the logic in that? If resale value goes up then the one he wants to buy will also get more expensive…

  5. You can actually fix the M9 again now. It’s only the glass in front of the sensor, not the actual sensor, that needs to be switched out. Kolarivision will remove the corroded glass and switch it with a new one of your choice for you. It’s not free of course, but the M9 can live on!

    1. 999 USD plus costs for additional services you might want to add (like a glass with better transmission or a monochrome modification,…). Considering a corroded M9 costs about 1200€ here in Germany that would be about 2500 USD including a full CLA and better glass.

    2. @Apple Pear Good point. I suppose getting a discounted M9 that’s already corroded and paying for the service might be the way to go.

    3. @William Hindle Yep. Or get a late production M-E/M9, which apparently already has the fix built in from the factory. That’s what I did, and I haven’t had any problems with the glass.

    4. I had one M9 ruined by Kolari, the sensor leads got corroded and received very friendly commiserations by them. Don’t recommend.

  6. The Leica M8 is 1800€ that is ridiculously expensive for a 16 year old APS–H 10.3MP.

    1. @Zuna Zez yes, worse “deal” than many fully electronic and near impossible to fix analogue cameras like the X-Pan.

  7. Leica hits a bottom price point when the sell supply is high before holding a strong market value after, sometimes goes up when influencers like Kai talk about them 🤣

    Lenses and film bodies will hold the value best, unless new lenses are released. Digital Ms will always go down, often 50-65% of the brand new price after a year for used and 80-90% new within months if you don’t go to the boutique store.

    M6 however is the most overpriced overhyped body imo. 🤣

  8. Loved the bargain lenses the other week, but I guess Leica aren’t ever going to be affordable for most. (M8 is about £1000 for a rough one). Reckon you could do a refresh of cheap pickups again. Just (spent/wasted lol?) £160 on a canon M3 (body only) as a backup for events and it’s pretty impressive honestly, adapting my EF lenses of course since there are exactly 0 EF-M lenses. Tons of serviceable 18-24MP DSLR/mirrorless & kit lens available for sub £200 on eBay.

  9. Got a Leica M8 for 700€, however, noticed that currently the prices are increasing was a time when the M8 was on the cheap. Despite the age love the M8 more than my previous Fujifilm cameras and Sony rx1.

  10. Sort of liked the M8. Simple and easy to use. Beautiful colours. But it was a hoover, the dust on the sensor drove me mad, and I didn’t like the crop. I hated the Typ 240. It was an uncomfortable brick, and eventually took it off the shelf less and less. So will stick with my M6 and digital Fujis until the M10 becomes a sane price.

  11. I own a leica x2 it’s more affordable than a m8 being priced under 1k and takes some great pictures the only real downside is that it’s a fixed lens design so you’re stuck at 35mm which is alright for me. It’s a great little camera for the street

    1. it’s basically a Fuji X100 but from Leica. A friend of mine has one, hope I can try it out at some point!

  12. The most affordable Leica is actually the Panasonic Lumix S5 shooting in RAW, with vintage Leica LTM glass (whatever you can get cheapest)

    1. Anyone knows if one can set in-camera color profiles for the S5 to try to emulate Leica SOOC?

    2. @mipmipmipmipmip not as far as I know. But you do have Lightroom presets to emulate Leica simulations, which can work well if you shoot RAW

  13. Wasn’t the “affordable “ I was expecting, but it is a Leica! You did film this in the spring though, not in the summer of 2022 when it was released! Had me confused with those jackets.

  14. SL seems like a good deal, doesn’t cost much more than Panasonic S1 it, I believe, is based on

  15. Love my Leica 240! Why? Price point, I purchased it used. Took my time and waited until I found one at Leica Miami that met my requirements; extra batteries, half case, thumbs up, Leica packaging. The heft, feels good and solid in my hand. It is slow, have to think about what you’re doing. It’s a keeper for me, even after I purchase a use M10 in the future.

  16. I like how today’s video had a vintage feel to it, as if the video lens was covered in buttery finger prints.

  17. You are still gonna pay an arm and a leg for Leica glass.
    I love the whole RF thing and all, but the premium you pay for the whole system has me looking at less dear alternatives.
    That’s why I got an XPRO3. The lenses are great and not too costly. Plus there are a ton of affordable vintage M42 lenses that adapt easily if you want to do that whole manual thing.

    I still may get a Japanese Leica knock off for film stuff. Those 50’s and 60’s Japanese RFs are not bad!

  18. Still love my M9. I’ve had the sensor changed. On a sunny day, there is nothing better. 🙂

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