Originally Posted by CK Dexter Haven
It's ugly in the way that Leica wants to be sure you understand you're paying a penalty for not ponying up the dough for 'the big boy.'
Same thing afflicts the Canon 5D series. It's in use by a lot of pros, but it still has that Idiot Dial like the cheap bodies. You'd think paying $2500 for a camera would entitle you to better aesthetics and a bit of self-esteem. But, no.
I would have to agree. With the exception of the hot shoe, sticking silver dials and other parts onto an otherwise black (or in the case of the ME charcoal gray and black) camera serves no purpose other than to make it hairy buffalo butt ugly. JMHO and others may not see it that way, but whatever.
There is only one digital M that catches my eye: The M Monochrom. But $7950 USD?? LMAO!
I could spend six months traveling the globe and making images with my M4-P for that level of expenditure.