Summary: I bought into the hype, the great build quality, the retro looks, the analogue controls...but all that wore off fast when I realized that, for me, it was too big and heavy, bulky, and uncomfortable to grip. What's more, the overall good build quality is ruined by a tacky piece of plastic which surrounds the controls on the back of the camera. The LCD screen is way too small...I know this camera is from 2006, but still, it is too small.
Summary: I was attracted by the retro-style aperture ring, shutter dial, dedicated buttons for various functions, the superb Leica lens. But after using the camera for about 10 days, and comparing it to my trusty Nikon D40x, I found it wasn't as nice as I had hoped. Unlike other DSLR's I've tried, the L1 has noise...and the noise appears in shadows at ISO 200. The D40x has lower noise at ISO 800 than the L1 at ISO 400. Next, the L1 is not a well balance camera..
Summary: Ante todo os diré que no he comprado la cámara por la imagen inicial que me ha dado. Yo vengo del mundo de la fotografía de aficionado y mi cámara habitual ha sido durante años la Nikon FM2. He estado esperando a ver si el mundo de la fotografía digital sacaba al mercado una cámara que ocupara el hueco de este tipo de cámaras dentro de un mundo obsesinado con la electrónica.