There is no question the camera produces remarkable images (although, as I am learning, great photos often have more to do with the photographer than the camera). Perhaps such a nice camera requires a niche photographer who has a strong black and white focus? Would you buy a Leica that just shoots in black and white?
I used to shoot in black and white, alternating with color film when I shot on film back in the day. Then you had to make a choice, especially if you didn’t develop your photos yourself so I’d buy rolls of black and white and shoot whole rolls at a time. Maybe I should spend some time shooting in black and white and see if it grabs me again. I don’t even know if my camera will shoot natively in black and white or if I just switch to monochrome when I edit.
One thing for sure, though, is that I love the idea of owning a Leica and one of my favorite Leica-using photographers is Joi Ito who I often look to for inspiration. His style is simple and his photos really stand out. Here is just one example:
Either way, beautiful camera and one for my “Camera Lust List”. Check out The Verge’s review if you are interested in specs.