I've been off messing around in other parts of GetDPI for the past few weeks. When I returned to the "Very Latest and Greatest . . . ." thread I was struck by the very, very high quality of work on display - I really can't think of any thing like it on the internet. Lot's of photographers doing serious, and in many cases brilliant, work. Street. Landscape. Close up details. Portrait. Lots of magic light and critical moments. Not much fast moving action but that makes sense.
Why is this? Most people on the thread are shooting with M9s or M8s. Are people who bother with Leica Ms better photographers? Does the feel of having a Leica in your hands make you a better photographer? Is it the glass? Is it rangefinder viewing? Is it manual control? Is it the fact that it's compact so there's a chance that you have it with you when the light or passersby are cooperating? What I'm sure of is that my Leica work is often my best.
What's going on here?