Originally Posted by Newcomer
I hate to say you are right, but you are right
A Lange is a hell of a chunk of cash though. I think that I would be happy with a Pano, and not yearn for a Lange if I had one.
My Mother used to say, "sometimes the best is the cheapest in the end."
Yes, the Lange 1 is a lot of money! It's unique, it's top quality, its exclusive, and to many it's the best.
I have a friend who often buys less expensive alternatives to what he truly wants, even though if he saved up or stuck with the idea of quality over quantity, he could get what he really wants. Anyway, he has a pattern of buying the less expensive alternative, liking it, eventually being dissatisfied, then selling it or trading it toward the piece he really wanted from the beginning. By the time you figure in the depreciation and any price increases that occurred between the time he bought the substitute and what he really wanted...it would have been cheaper just to buy what he really wanted. He just can't see or get out of that behavioral pattern.
Yes, the Pano is a lot less than a Lange, but I could never be satisfied with a Pano. I'd always feel like I was with the Lange 1's ugly sister.