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Leica M11 - Its not 1971...

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#1 Xeroid

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Posted 14 January 2022 - 08:59 PM

Back in 1971 I brought my first 35mm camera, a Leica M4 body for approx $400 at a well known NYC camera store.

 

Goolly, I was sweating bullets then, wow that's a lot of moola..had to call and ask the significant other if its was OK..she said: "Do it..you always wanted a Leica"

 

Holy Flying Batman (but I think I said something else..)

 

Side note:  so I married her and we are still together after 50 years..lol.gif

 

So here today we now see the newest Leica M11 with a 60 MP sensor..and its only $8,995 

USD!

 

Holy Flying Batman!

 

Ahhh  dunno but me thinks Leica has lost their minds....

 

PS: however, the M11 still looks Grand...

 

PPS: wonder if my M4 lens fit the M11...hmmmm

 

 


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Posted 14 January 2022 - 09:37 PM

Do the math on what $400 1971 dollars is worth these days. You've be surprised. That was the year Nixon closed the gold window.



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Posted 14 January 2022 - 11:30 PM

Well you got me thinking so I did what most baby boomers would do today: I Google it!

 

"Value of $400 from 1971 to 2022

 

$400 in 1971 is equivalent in purchasing power to about $2,753.60 today, an increase of $2,353.60 over 51 years. The dollar had an average inflation rate of 3.86% per year between 1971 and today, producing a cumulative price increase of 588.40%.

This means that today's prices are 6.88 times higher than average prices since 1971, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index. A dollar today only buys 14.53% of what it could buy back then.

The inflation rate in 1971 was 4.38%. The current year-over-year inflation rate (2021 to 2022) is now 7.04%. If this number holds, $400 today will be equivalent in buying power to $428.15 next year. The current inflation rate page gives more detail on the latest inflation rates."

 

Bottom line:

Leica has lost their mind

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Posted 15 January 2022 - 05:44 AM

Do you want to use this camera for astrophotography?

 

If so the alternative is a common camera, a star tracker, some fine lenses and still money left.

 

Want a Leica and not willing to pay? If the price is too high then this product was not meant for you. 



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Posted 15 January 2022 - 08:30 AM

Back in 1971 I brought my first 35mm camera, a Leica M4 body for approx $400 at a well known NYC camera store.

 

Goolly, I was sweating bullets then, wow that's a lot of moola..had to call and ask the significant other if its was OK..she said: "Do it..you always wanted a Leica"

 

Holy Flying Batman (but I think I said something else..)

 

Side note:  so I married her and we are still together after 50 years..lol.gif

 

So here today we now see the newest Leica M11 with a 60 MP sensor..and its only $8,995 

USD!

 

Holy Flying Batman!

 

Ahhh  dunno but me thinks Leica has lost their minds....

 

PS: however, the M11 still looks Grand...

 

PPS: wonder if my M4 lens fit the M11...hmmmm

Wow! That is a wild price - but a gorgeous camera!

 

As for your old lens fitting - I am not sure. I have an old Canon T70 from 1985 and I bought an adapter to fit it's 50mm f/1.8 lens onto my Canon M50 and it works wonderfully. So maybe there's a chance?

 

Canon M50 with 50mm f/1.8 lens
 
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Edited by Rick-T137, 15 January 2022 - 08:31 AM.


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Posted 15 January 2022 - 09:47 AM

This means that today's prices are 6.88 times higher than average prices since 1971, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics consumer price index.

 

LOL at the CPI. Seems about time they redefined it to keep inflation down again. ;O)



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Posted 15 January 2022 - 10:59 AM

Nah, I want to get it and put into a climate controlled glass case...then every any day that I wake up, I can just LOOK UP AT IT.

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Do you want to use this camera for astrophotography?

 

 


Edited by Xeroid, 15 January 2022 - 11:08 AM.

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