I agree with Overread. If you want a camera for pure street cred, get one of the limited edition Leica's and some high end Leica glass. A Noctilux 50mm costs almost as much as Canon's most exotic glass in their current line-up. If he wants to go professional, the latest pro bodies from Nikon or Canon, the trinity of zooms and all the high end primes and a 200-400 F4--and maybe an exotic 500mm to go with it. You're looking at $40-50k per brand, easily.