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Old 03-10-2015   #201
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... didn't they do that with the M9?


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Thank you, Jaapv, for responding about my query regarding the brassing on the 'Kravitz' camera...

which begs a further question:

Is the brassing identical on each camera? If so, is it being brassed by computerised equipment?

If they are as near identical as dammit, I can't imagine any other way of doing it.
No, they appear to vary. So I suppose the T production is down and they had to keep the metal-rubbers gainfully employed.
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Old 03-10-2015   #205
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Then you are the one out of reality if you have never heard of him and calling him a nobody, lol. Maybe because you are not in America.

I don't listen to his music but even I can think of a few of his songs.
You may find this hard to believe but it is actually quite possible to remain in touch with what most people regard as reality without listening to pop music and even (you may need to sit down for this one) without living in the United States.

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Any one who hasn't heard of Kravitz has obviously been living under a rock!
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Any one who hasn't heard of Kravitz has obviously been living under a rock!
Dear Keith,

Quite a big rock, then. The moon, perhaps?

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Quite a big rock, then. The moon, perhaps?

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I rest my case!
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Pretty clever listing! It will be interesting if someone takes him up on it!
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I rest my case!
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You do not live in the sublunar world, then?

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You may find this hard to believe but it is actually quite possible to remain in touch with what most people regard as reality without listening to pop music and even (you may need to sit down for this one) without living in the United States.

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+1

Until his special edition camera became plastered over the media, I also hadn't heard of Mr Kravitz or his work... but then my lack of knowledge of things 'Kravitz' can perhaps be put down to the fact that I live near London, on a backwater island sited off the continent of Europe.

I really must get out more.
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Brilliant.
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Observation: In discussions of the Lenny Kravitz special edition, many folks on RFF ask "Who is Lenny Kravitz?"
Thought: I suspect many belonging to the demographic that Leica is attempting to reach with the Lenny Kravitz special edition might ask "What is RFF?"

"Alignment" of Leica cameras (the brand) with Lenny Kravitz potentially has marketing value beyond the sale of 125 cameras. If you keep doing the same thing, you keep getting the same result. If you keep marketing your product in the same way, you'll keep attracting the same kind of folks.

I've played at photography for 40+ years, in fits and starts - Brownie, Spotmatic, Kowa MF, various Nikon SLRs, RZ67, Olympus DSLR, Sony RX100m3. Currently I have two M2 bodies and a few lenses.

My adult son is more photographer than I ever was, or ever will be. His 5D mark III and lenses are probably worth more than my Prius. But he doesn't really "get the whole rangefinder thing." I suspect the Lenny Kravitz special edition may be about that.

Personally I think a better approach would be for Leica to create an entry level "M-like" camera - somehow. My son started with a cheap Canon DSLR from Costco and grew from there. He grew out of the entry level quality stuff - and into the 5D Mark III level stuff - and never had to leave the Canon fold. With Leica the entry level is a used camera. I'm in the Leica fold and Leica hasn't made a a cent off of me.
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Here's a look at some of the photo work of Mr. Kravitz. I find it interesting. Wonder if it was shot with a Leica.

Lenny Kravitz's photo work

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No, they appear to vary. So I suppose the T production is down and they had to keep the metal-rubbers gainfully employed.
Or maybe there's a glut of virgins...

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What's this now?!?! A Lenny Kravitz Leica????!!!!! Finally! Someone made my dream camera!
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Alas, 125 Lennys appear to be too small a production batch !

I'm told the Lenny Leica is sold out !

Believe it or don't.

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