Leica M9-P Edition Hermes
I was at Leica Store Malaysia earlier this evening for an event launch of their latest products, a similar event mirroring the May 10th climatic launch at Berlin. Therefore, I was reaaaaaally hoping to have at least a glimpse of that mysterious Leica M-Monochrom, but unfortunately, it was nowhere to be seen. The only camera available for the unveiling party was the Hermes, which none of the audience were allowed to touch. It was handled by a Leica representative, who took the camera out for a brief demonstration, and slot the camera back to its glass showcase of lonesome isolation. I think cameras are meant to be clicked. They are not meant to be put behind glass. Nonetheless, I believe Leica Malaysia has strong reasoning behind their decisions. However, I do think that waving ice creams in front of kids, taunting them, without letting them have any in the end, is a tad cruel.
I did not take that many photos, because I was an alien, using an Olympus camera, on a dedicated Leica event, inside the only Leica Store in Malaysia. It was inappropriate to have the shutter go "clack clack clack" .
Do you guys think I will fall in love with a Leica? What are your thoughts, after scrutinizing my shooting style, techniques, and preferences in photography? I would love to hear what you think !!