April 26, 2022

I'm never interested in limited models of Leica. I prefer standard models.

The Leica M-P typ 240 that I usually use.

E-M5 + OLYMPUS M.12-50mm F3.5-6.3

Leica sometimes releases limited models with high price tag. I love Leica. But I'm never interested in those limited models.

🇯🇵 日本語 / ja

Leica は時々高額な価格設定で限定モデルを出す。Leica は好き。けどそういう限定モデルには一切興味がない。


Leica itself is just a tool to photograph. Of course I agree with that it'll be better to use favorite cameras. I do understand that. If the limited models are on catalog not as limited models, as color options or something, it could be a choices, I guess. However, limited models are too expensive. Photos which can be taken are same to the base models.

If you just want to photograph using leica, limited models doesn't make any sense. So I understand as the limited models are for collectors, or people who mind a sort of property value. Is this understanding of mine wrong?

At least, leica is a camera. So it'll make no sense unless you photograph

🇯🇵 日本語 / ja

ライカ自体は写真を撮るためのただの道具。もちろん好きなカメラを使うのがいいことはわかる。それはわかる。もし限定モデルが限定モデルとしてじゃなく、カラーオプションか何かな感じでカタログに載っているなら、それを買うのも選択肢だとは思う。だけど限定モデルの場合は高すぎる。撮れる写真はベースになっているモデルと一緒。

ライカで写真を撮りたいってだけなら、限定モデルは何の意味もない。だから限定モデルはコレクターか、資産価値として気にする人向けのものだと理解している。自分のこの理解、間違ってるかなぁ?

少なくともライカはカメラな訳で、写真を撮らなきゃ意味がないよ。


Street at Shinjuku. Developed with VSCO.

LEICA M-P (Typ 240) + Summicron 35mm f/2.0 Leitz

By the way, Leica M-P typ 240 I have is a black paint model.

History of black paint models of leica is pretty interesting. The era of Leica M3 and M2, black paint models used to be a sort of limited models. You'll understand if checking price on auctions.

But Leica M-P typ 240 black paint was not a sort of special model, it was a model that's on catalog and black paint or silver chrome was there as a color option. So I chose the black paint one, that's all.

🇯🇵 日本語 / ja

ちなみに自分が持ってる Leica M-P typ 240 はブラックペイント。

ライカのブラックペイントモデルの歴史がおもしろくて、M3 とか M2 の時代ではブラックペイントは限定モデル的な感じだったんだよね。オークションで値段を見ればわかると思う。

けど Leica M-P typ 240 のブラックペイントは別に特別でもなくて。カタログに載ってるモデルでブラックペイントかシルバークロームはカラーオプションでしかなかった。で、その中から自分はブラックペイントを選んだ。それだけのこと。


As you know, I have a lot of things to talk about cameras though, I'm going to try writing them as articles in various ways. So see you then.

🇯🇵 日本語 / ja

知っての通りカメラについて話したいことはいっぱいあるんだけど、いろんな感じでそれを記事にできるようにがんばってみる。ではまたー。

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