A lot goes into the consideration in the long haul.
Granted, the Leicas are gorgeous. And faster. If you can afford them, do it :)
Build on the RPP is great, and the markings can be re-done to match precisely either standard cine lenses such as the UP and or MP or for S3D work at a low cost, which will still put them miles away form the forbidden cost (to most) of the UP and MP.
The Leica Cine Primes bring a completely new set of additional attractive plusses to the market and to the Professional users in both field of cine and Stil work, and will make incredible partners with the Red Epic and Red Scarlet, no question, I'm seriously considering..
Why not start a list of people who would purchase the Leica's at a more reasonable price and make contact with there sales department or management.
Then they can see that if they lowered their price more artists could use their tools.
A blog or something online that gets the attention of the press would be great for this.
Lenses simply shouldn't cost the same amount as a house :-)
Btw, not Space Shuttles, a bit too far out of a comparisons here, sorry ;~), but Ferrari did and continues to do Group discounts were you can be a guess at Maranello, Italy and have your vehicles personalized.
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