if you wonder how he gets to buy those fancy Leica lenses, just stop pressing on the "make a donation" button on his web site. then, you'll notice him buying a few less toys......
Ken - love him or hate him(57 posts) (41 voices)
"if you wonder how he gets to buy those fancy Leica lenses, just stop pressing on the "make a donation" button on his web site. then, you'll notice him buying a few less toys...... "
guy is doing something good why not ? I click on his adds now and then
dont think he gets much in donations
I think if everyone REALLY loved Ken, we'd all be running around with 18-55 equipped D40s =P
lol I think we have a new spin to the whole story... he is all over Leica's now
the funniest part of it ... he is saying that Leica is cheaper thn Canon or Nikon.... true ... but look at the cost of the lenses ... I was like WTF whn I saw it : )
I guess Im just trying to keep this post alive : )
Looks like they've taken the printer manufacturer's approach where the printers are cheap and a full set of inks could very well cost more than the printer itself.
Leica has always been very expensive. I wish I had purchased an M-6 and a couple of lenses years ago instead of multiple Contax G2s and lenses. Contax made the better camera and their lenses were as good and much less expensive. However, if I had bought the Leica, the lenses would now be usable on the M-9. The lenses have about doubled in cost and have even increased in resale had I wanted to sell them.
The Contax on the other had now languishes with all that beautiful glass.
Leica pricing is high. Check out the pre-release price on the S2 - $22,995.00 for the body, add a few lenses and you're over $50,000. But, then look at Hasselblads... For those guys the S2 could represent a bargain.
I do understand KR's love of Leica. Having shot extensively with the G2s, a rangefinder is a much better camera for me in cities and among people. The only time an SLR is better for my use is in macro work or with long telephotos (which I seldom use). No reflex mirror allows for better lens design, greater ruggedness, quiet and no blackout. All even better in real life than in the imagination.
KR got my toes wet in photography along w/ my friend that was a photographer for Dirt Rag (MTB bikes). I did learn some bad habits from him, so I stopped going to his site.
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