I was wondering if anyone has the Digilux 2 camera. It is expensive for a fixed lens digital camera and it only 5.0 megs, but has some nice features. Monte Johnson.
I recently questioned the shop (from which I retired) and they claim that customers have had no complaints. This camera appeals to the "Cameras as Jewelery" crowd. The shop is a very large Leica dealer, but Leica sales are off a lot. One reason is the slow delivery of the R8/9 digital backs. They have many on backorder (a couple of dozen last I heard). They have only been able to get 2-3 per month. So,
customers are beginning to really get ticked with the situation, and are trading their R systems back in for Canon or Nikon DSLR's.
This is typical Leica. It took nearly a year to get the Leica Belt Buckle I was due for Leica sales before I retired.
I have heard the same things. What really got my interest was the Manual control of the Aperature. Lot of money to pay for a 5 meg camera with a smaller sensor. I guess you just have to believe in the glass. I will say I have seen pictures from this camera and was impressed. I felt they had more of a film like apperance. The one that got my interest though was the new D-Lux that came out this month. Point and shoot. 8.4 meg. with Aperature priority and a zoom lens. I believe it is 28-112 in 35mm. It would be a nice camera to carry everywhere. 795.00. Monte Johnson.
Hi again Monte,
Remember that the "Leica" PSD's are just relabled Panasonics. Leica doesn't build them.
You are right they charge a extra 200 for the logo. You know there is nowhere to run really. IF I go digital sometime it will have to be a Nikon or Canon. For now I will try to save Money, I do not have to tell you how hard that is. I do not use credit cards anymore so it takes time for me to get there. I spend more time thinking then doing. I used to use 35mm and digital. I was happy with that until I went to medium format now it seems that is all I shoot. Problem is there are so many aspects to the things I shoot it would be nice to have an alernative format. I realize at this time I do not want to give up film. The one thing I have considered is going back to 35mm and digital again. The problem there is I have always wanted an Leica M camera so there you go. Then I would be happy having a digital also. You see the block is me here. Monte Johnson.
I have been using the Digilux 2 for about 8 months now and all i can ever say (I own a deluxe also)is Leica is Leica. Some say its jewelery and not worth the money, however the results just speak for themselves. I still shoot film with a Leica and the "glass" used in the Lens is just different for the "Leica Look". The only negative is the electronic viwfinder which is kind of "goofy" to use, but other than that the camera is great when you just want to go out and sreet shoot. I would probably wait for the Deluxe 2 to come out on November 15 befor I bought the Digilux 2 though.
I thought I would pick up a digital like the D-Lux 2 just to have along when I shoot film. The problem is I still want a M6 or M7 camera with a 50 or 35. lens. So I will probably wait until I can have either one of them. The M camera is the only camera I would give up medium format for. Monte Johnson.