Does anyone else feel like this is probably the best time to buy R lenses? It seems like since Leica has announced that they have stopped R production and there is no official announcement of an R10, along with the economy, the price of R lenses has tanked. Though there is certainly a measure of uncertainty as to whether an R10 will arrive, and that it will be compatible with R lenses, it is still reasonably likely. Even if it does not arrive, the R lenses still have a very good outlet on the R9 or on Canon and Nikon (via adapters).
I was just thinking that assuming the R10 does arrive and there is a whole new lens line, it will still take a awhile for the new lens line to be complete, and it is unlikely that they will be much better optically than the current APO ASPH R lenses -- yes, they will have autofocus, but this does not seem to be a huge barrier for R users, otherwise they would not be shooting R at all. Anyway, it just seems like if you can get current R glass at barn burner prices, that it is probably a good time to buy. I'd rather pay 2900 USD for a brand new 28-90 asph than 5000-6000 for an AF version...luckily I bought mine from Guy 2 years ago for a lot less than that!
Yes, but those are just my thoughts...perhaps I am crazy.