One well-armed photographer!
That's about $200,000 worth of cameras and lenses, give or take. It's also about 1% of all the Leica S2's in the United States. The occasion was a photo expedition to take pictures of fall foliage in New England organized by Leica dealer and photo blogger David Farkas of Dale Photo & Digital. Participants who didn't have their own S2's were loaned one for the week by David. Thanks to Jack for forwarding this.
P.S. And speaking of wretched excess, at least the cameras above are eminently useful. Here's something for people who truly have everything, and truly can't figure out any better use for their money. Thanks to Ken for this.
Follow-up by Jack: "The subject of this photo is Josh Lehrer. His worry regarding this shot was not dropping the cameras, but getting the right camera back to the correct owner. His quick solution was to take a photo of each owner with their individual camera as they handed their camera to Josh. After the photo of Josh was taken, Josh then pushed the review button on each camera as he removed it from his neck and he quickly determined who was the rightful owner. It's a useful technique to remember when ten people are handing you their cameras for you to take a picture of something for them.
"It was interesting to learn what these S2 owners used for a backup camera when his/her camera was hung around someone else's neck. Everyone but one reached for their cell phone to photograph Josh. David Farkas used Josh's Leica D-Lux."
Follow-up by Josh Lehrer: "Before we left for this trip, I had this picture in mind. I don't think there is a limit to the amount of 'photo geek' pictures of myself that I could have. And do not fear, no S2's were harmed in the making of this photograph. Although my neck is a tad sore...."
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