Originally Posted by aizan
a higher price may not get you higher image quality, but there is something else that it gets you: status.
spending more money will get you more social capital. that's why leicas, contaxes, hasselblads, rolleiflexes, and various other examples of expensive gear make such good instagram fodder.
From that perspective (and I think you are correct), Contaxes, Rolliflexes, and possibly Barnhardt Leicas are probably the best values in status.