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Comments • 80

  • Evan Ranft
    Evan Ranft  9 months ago +48

    Thanks for watching everyone!

    • Richard B
      Richard B 5 months ago

      Where did you buy it from and how much was it?

    • Mohd Nizin
      Mohd Nizin 9 months ago

      Please tell me what was the watch brand you mentioned in your video.

  • Ekkanofiq Andriyana
    Ekkanofiq Andriyana 26 days ago

    i didn't skip this video even for 1 second
    and the conclusion is : leica is gold, not a camera

  • Henry Law
    Henry Law Month ago

    There was a time when they were a photographer's camera. They still are; the viewfinder/rangefinder system is nice for a certain type of photography and the cameras are compact for full-frame. There is a huge supply of very inexpensive lenses available from them, including Russian stuff, which take photographs with a particular appeal. There are 3-element and 4-element Cooke type lenses which produce excellent colours, probably because the light does not have much glass to go through.

  • Magnus Atom
    Magnus Atom Month ago

    I've been buying my used gear on MPB and I've been very happy with the results so far. They also have a trade-in program, which I haven't used yet, but might look into when upgrading one day.

  • Jake Duggan
    Jake Duggan 2 months ago

    No thanks. Glad you are happy with your purchase.

  • Mr Billy
    Mr Billy 2 months ago

    lack of value for money

  • kunal Kulkarni
    kunal Kulkarni 3 months ago +1

    Hey Evan, where / how did you buy this Leica ? Can you do the honours of sharing the same with your audience. We did listen to you for almost 9 minutes.

  • Ashley Byers
    Ashley Byers 3 months ago

    This is a shit video.

  • Moses K
    Moses K 4 months ago

    Super expensive!?

  • Franco Sousa
    Franco Sousa 4 months ago

    This camera is an artwork!
    "Note to self....add to bucket list".

  • Brian Fong
    Brian Fong 5 months ago +14

    1:41 Skip Ad

  • tim Winter
    tim Winter 5 months ago

    This guys an idiot. It's standard depreciation because of product refresh. Wish yt was not cluttered up by such crap.

  • Martin's Analog Photo Channel

    The video doesn't answer the important question: where did you buy it? Sort of click bait video.

  • mr123
    mr123 6 months ago

    I’d take a ricoh gr ii/iii over a super expensive leica sorry.

  • Hubert Kolka
    Hubert Kolka 6 months ago

    Very interesting and informative video, I never thought about Leica that way. I'm into watches/cars and I wanted to buy a camera to spice up my IG game, with 0 photography experience or knowledge I had no idea why they're so much more. I just scooped up a Fuji Film X-T30 which I suppose is like a Seiko SKX, a respectable workhorse but affordable. Definitely a status symbol, I automatically think of a Ted Gushue lifestyle haha.

  • JC Street
    JC Street 7 months ago

    But like, it’s not really possible to SAVE money by buying Leica...

  • Zackary TerZakarian
    Zackary TerZakarian 8 months ago

    How did you check the shutter count?

  • Bruce Chen
    Bruce Chen 8 months ago +1

    If ya don't want to lose money and are into photography buy a film camera. Camera tech is absurd these days, pushing Megapixels in this instagram age. Camera's are coming out as fast as mobile phones and that is a bad thing for those shelling out a grip buying the latest and greatest only for it to be devalued greatly in a years time. Leica is no exception but like Evan said there's a mystique behind the brand and for someone's thats shot with a ton of gear I can attest to Leica having that 3D pop/ color science. To each their own but if a camera inspires you to take it then you generally are going to take more shots and get more keepers. If going by spec's alone I'd get a sony but that feels like a machine set on auto pilot where the Leica forces you to be more hands on, just my 2 pennies on the subject.

  • Chung Kai Man
    Chung Kai Man 8 months ago

    No, Nikon, Canon, Sony don’t make camera. They may image capture machine. Like Toyota don’t make car, they make transport machine. Leica, Zeiss, Hasselblad make camera, Just like BMW, RR, make car.

  • joseph harding
    joseph harding 8 months ago

    Leica isn't luxury its premium. There is a difference.

    • Malte Hannover
      Malte Hannover 8 months ago

      No there isn't it's just a stupid status symbol

  • Turbo9987
    Turbo9987 8 months ago

    How to buy a Leica. Steal it and hope it’s worth committing a felony.

  • John van Zijl
    John van Zijl 8 months ago +4

    How to buy a leica and save money: Buy a fujifilm instead

  • swish jam
    swish jam 8 months ago

    *How to eat a lot and stay slim*

  • MrBusy
    MrBusy 8 months ago

    This video could have been 2 minutes long. The truth is, by the way, you have no idea about what happened with your camera and why the first owner decided to sell. Good job stereotyping tho 👍

  • okay
    okay 8 months ago

    You gotta be some sort of dumb to buy a Leica

  • Battenkill Rambler
    Battenkill Rambler 8 months ago

    Don’t own a Leica camera, but I do own a pair of their binoculars...the glass and overall quality are spectacular. Definitely worth the money.

  • Robert Falconer
    Robert Falconer 9 months ago

    Actually the Q2 isn't "better" - it just has more megapickles...if you need that. The weather sealing rating on the Q2 isn't something I would rely on in seriously inclement weather, and even the Q will stand up fine in a light shower, from my experience. Though not as well as my Sinn U1. ;)

  • Itstommy boi
    Itstommy boi 9 months ago

    Thats a Panasonic

  • philip Alan
    philip Alan 9 months ago +7

    buying Leica and saving money is a oxymoron

  • Diallo Wilson
    Diallo Wilson 9 months ago +2

    Buying a Digital Leica is Wrong. It's known for it's Film M Series, that will never change.

  • mike ck
    mike ck 9 months ago

    How to have money to buy Leica.

  • S. Andre Yoder Harris
    S. Andre Yoder Harris 9 months ago

    Crazy expensive

  • Mr Streamer
    Mr Streamer 9 months ago +1

    Buy a Leica R7 with R lens. Thats the lineup you can afford.

  • Bryan Campbell
    Bryan Campbell 9 months ago +1

    Congratulations on getting the Leica Q. I owned one and to this day I consider it the best camera I’ve ever used although I just got an SL recently and it’s a very close 2nd.

  • handel1111
    handel1111 9 months ago +2

    Buy Olympus, the microscopic sharpness of their lenses and build quality

  • Uncaged
    Uncaged 9 months ago

    How to really save money, don't be a shallow twat and don't buy an over-rated Leica.

  • Chris Simmonds
    Chris Simmonds 9 months ago


  • Hang Che
    Hang Che 9 months ago +1

    “Leica” and “save” should NOT appear in the same sentence. It’s wrong on so many levels.

  • Damian Sliwinski
    Damian Sliwinski 9 months ago +3

    Digital cameras (most of them) are losing their value at the speed of light. Older photographers know, that some of Contax cameras (I think about medium format, not compacts with shitty electronics), Hassy V-series, rare ALPA 35mm cameras, Nikon rangefinders are good investments... these are just few examples of cameras that if you buy them (probably used), you can resell them without losing much money. And there's a good chance to sell them at higher prices in few years. Totally different story with digital cameras. Leicas are exception, but to shoot digital Leica... is like driving electric Rolls Royce. :D

  • Matthieu Fournel
    Matthieu Fournel 9 months ago

    Well thanks captain obvious...

  • Jagath Goonewardene
    Jagath Goonewardene 9 months ago

    What is the COST, How can I get a used camera?
    Please advice.

  • jason trott
    jason trott 9 months ago

    The look of them

  • Ugly Duck
    Ugly Duck 9 months ago

    The difference is the hipster value

  • Bence _H
    Bence _H 9 months ago

    Nice vid!

  • Craig hawkins
    Craig hawkins 9 months ago +3

    I’ll just buy a x100f and spend the rest of the money traveling

  • carforumwanker
    carforumwanker 9 months ago

    Leica are on a Downhill slope.Cheaper products bashed out by Panasonic .trying to get more exposure to the publics "Wish list " . Very few of their cameras hold their value .You have to either by something very special and sit on it hoping .Or only buy the best S/H lenses .The Leica digital low end cameras are pure shit .

  • Jake
    Jake 9 months ago

    Special thing about Leica? Meet fellow enthusiasts with tiny penises and zero interesting photography.

  • Inquisitve m
    Inquisitve m 9 months ago

    Starve for 2yrs and then buy

  • Andreas Habash
    Andreas Habash 9 months ago

    I did not know you having an U1 ;-)

  • Victor Almeida
    Victor Almeida 9 months ago +4

    Used that strategy to purchase a Leica M8 while at university and with zero dollars from my family. That and hard work.

    • Manoj Prabhu
      Manoj Prabhu Month ago

      Genuinely the best comment (and philosophy) I’ve seen in the comments. It is very subjective. If one likes what the camera produces and it is expensive, just work towards it, save up and buy it. Did the same with a used M9. Still have it and love the images it produces.

  • William Andrade
    William Andrade 9 months ago +1

    Digital Leica is meh. Analog FTW

  • nicofraisse
    nicofraisse 9 months ago +2

    Video starts at 1:55. God damn it.

  • Jon Maat
    Jon Maat 9 months ago

    what microphone do you use on top of your camera when you vlog?

  • Dennis Lodes
    Dennis Lodes 9 months ago

    Sorry, but a lot of noise today about what most photographers already no.Not my favorite video you have put out.

  • Fussy Lawn Care
    Fussy Lawn Care 9 months ago

    my gue$$...

  • msbrownbeast
    msbrownbeast 9 months ago

    What's so special about a Leica that the competition cannot match? Even if it were better, is it worth that much of a price difference? Or is it the status symbol that the wannabees want to achieve?

    • msbrownbeast
      msbrownbeast 8 months ago

      I don't know. But just that $2000 that you saved could have easily bought you a whole brand new mirror-less Sony Alpha camera, which would likely take better pictures. Digital cameras are not like the mechanical camera back in the day. It's like comparing a quartz watch to a mechanical watch. A quartz watch loses value over time, big time, whereas a mechanical watch would hold up much better, and in some cases actually appreciate. So while I would have no reservation into acquiring a vintage (or even just any mechanical Leica M), I would be very hesitant in spending big bucks in a digital Leica.

    • Paul Bentley
      Paul Bentley 8 months ago

      Pick one up (Q) . Take 3 photos. Draw conclusion. Inevitably buy one. Brilliant and lovely to use camera.

  • Haozhe XU
    Haozhe XU 9 months ago

    The problem is sometimes it can be hard to trust eBay seller, not like Apple who officially sells refurbished products at a lower price, and their refurbished products have 1. the same warranty as new products and 2. you can buy AppleCare. In the case of Leica, if it's not Leica certified used/mint ones, and without warranty, people are not confident buying them even at a lower price compared to brand new, since the price is still not cheap.

  • Ian Spence
    Ian Spence 9 months ago

    Loose the stupid hat and we might take you more seriously !!

  • Remy Shoots
    Remy Shoots 9 months ago

    leicas are minimalist and only have essentials

  • Robert Kitching
    Robert Kitching 9 months ago

    Why do you bother?

  • 35MM Photo
    35MM Photo 9 months ago

    sell Crack !

  • Peter Rose
    Peter Rose 9 months ago

    Did you buy it on eBay?

  • kleini3
    kleini3 9 months ago

    Prices for a Leica or the lenses are very stable. before you buy Gold, Cars, a flat or make Investment Go ahead for a Leica. Minimal used leicas are offen from collectors so, especially the Old ones

  • Cold Gecko
    Cold Gecko 9 months ago

    Complicated? No kidding. I have been lusting over a Q for years and now a Q2. The issue I have is that I use a Sony A7RIII and as a backup have a Fuji X-T3. Those are killer cameras with awesome auto-focus software, great low light performance, dual card slots, in body stabilization. But on the other hand, its like Man Jewelry and it feels so nice in the hands. I am off on a 25,000 km motorcycle ride and am on the fence whether to leave the Fuji behind and buy a Q2. But I'm curious why do people buy Leica? For the better images or the feel of a heavy brick well made piece of beautiful machinery? So complicated.

  • Alex Casares
    Alex Casares 9 months ago +1

    I might be watching the last video from this channel. Keep it about photography who gives a crap about Leica's your starting to sound like an elitist jerk .

  • Tyson King
    Tyson King 9 months ago +2

    I'm sorry bro it's just a damn camera 📸 lol 😂

  • Chase d'Arnaud
    Chase d'Arnaud 9 months ago +1

    Let me buy that off you

  • MichaelVickers
    MichaelVickers 9 months ago

    Can someone help me understand how Leica cameras are better other than it’s a luxury and looks cool? Thanks have a great day

  • Sean Robert Ramuno
    Sean Robert Ramuno 9 months ago +1

    Cheers, Evan! My name is Sean and I live in Atlanta, too! I also just purchased a Leica Q and mine was just as new like yours! I also saved a couple of grand and I am stoked because it took me a while to find mine. Love your video and maybe we will cross paths...

  • Brandon Dull Films
    Brandon Dull Films 9 months ago

    Same thing with RED cameras.

  • Mohammed Hammad
    Mohammed Hammad 9 months ago

    .I have Leica Dlux 6’s so nice and produce a nice father has Leica no 8 ...
    Now .. I ordered Soney rx10 M4 for a change.. thanks

  • LuposVoice
    LuposVoice 9 months ago

    Leica is a religion, like Apple! All other cameras make better pictures, have mor features and are cheaper. that´s the truth!

  • Eric Dolister
    Eric Dolister 9 months ago

    I'd probably never get one but this was super informative just on how it all works. I never understood why all other camera brands don't just massively drop in value off of it being brand new like that.

  • Sam Johnson
    Sam Johnson 9 months ago +2

    In the last year I have bought two "ugly Leica's" and paid $500 each for them. I got an Leica X-vario for $520 and a D Lux Typ 109 for $480 the D Lux has a hair caught in the front of the lens that doesn't affect anything at all except that you know it's there when you look at it and the X-Vario has a ding on the front of the lens that is purely cosmetic. Yeah they are older models but he D Lux is selling used for $700-900 and the X Vario for $900-$1800. I got them both for $1000. They may be hard to sell off but for banging around NYC they are the Bomb!! Small. black and stealthy!!

    RAMSEY SPENCER 9 months ago +2

    I already talked about it .. check my video .. says : How can you afford to buy Leica ;) ...

  • Winter Mute
    Winter Mute 9 months ago +3

    How to BUY LEICA and SAVE MONEY... buy fuji

    • Baruch Cohen
      Baruch Cohen 9 months ago

      I'm a Fuji Guy and I also own several classic, vintage Leica lenses. They sell M Mount to Fuji X mount adapters. I love the results.

  • J T
    J T 9 months ago +2

    People who have the money to buy a Leica as a status symbol do not say, "Eh, I need the money."

  • Kawaspresso
    Kawaspresso 9 months ago +13

    Buy an analog Leica if you really want a Leica :)

    • Max Persson Photography
      Max Persson Photography 9 months ago

      @Mr Streamer Tanks! but I can hardly afford a Canon Canon EF-S 24mm F2.8 STM, I'm on a very limited student budget! But tanks il keep these in mind when I get my funds up a bit!

    • Mr Streamer
      Mr Streamer 9 months ago

      @Max Persson Photography Buy a Leica R6.2 or R7

    • Max Persson Photography
      Max Persson Photography 9 months ago +1

      I wold but there still very expensive

    • Baruch Cohen
      Baruch Cohen 9 months ago +1

      Good advice. I have an M2. I also have three vintage Leica lenses, which I also use on my Fuji body via a $25 adapter. M Mount -> Fuji X.

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  • ObSiDiAn17
    ObSiDiAn17 9 months ago

    It’s not about the money...I can’t use a Leica body for the same reason as to why I can’t use FujiFilm bodies...too small :-( The ergos are just all wrong...for my baseball glove like hands!