I published various luscious Leica S images a few months ago with my review of the Leica 30-90mm f/3.5-5.6 Vario-Elmar-S ASPH. The sensor is fantastic and the glass is the best there is in medium format, with a couple of readers expressing interesting in getting an 'S'. Moreover used Leica S lenses can be found at very good prices.
I’d like one myself, but I cannot justify the investment—it has to have positive ROI.
B&H Photo has the Leica S (Typ 006) effectively about $8995 (see the trade-in note; I take “any camera” at face value, e.g. any point and shoot, or perhaps the old Kodak 35mm film + integrated camera with prepaid development for like $7 or $8).
Update: B&H says this $5000 off for any camera offer was a mistake.
BUT: Leica S-E (Typ 006) + 70mm Lens Set for $11435.
Save $5,000 with trade-in (SOME KIND OF MISTAKE)
Trade in any camera towards the purchase of a new Leica S Body and receive a $5,000 instant credit. Call us at (800) 947-6628 to take advantage of this offer.