Hi all. This is my first post to introduce myself and ask you learn-ed types for one or two insightful recommendations.
I'm just one more whose fallen for the legendary allure of the Leica and have recently decided to throw my wallet into the gaping jaws of ownership! As a long time 35mm filmy who adopted digital fairly early, I'm now fed up with the size and weight of the DSLR world. I now want to travel light without compromising on IQ - so an M8 will be winging its way to me soon once I've decided on glass.
Unobtrusiveness and portability are high priorities, but my budget is presently limited so luxs and crons are out for now. The other main priority is a need for lowish light ability. I'm thinking I can manage with just 2 lenses, say 18 and 35. Also, I'm particularly interested in b&w and tend to favour a medium to contrasty quality. Street, internal and portraits are mostly my thing.
More than a few hours reading here and elsewhere has educated me in what's available but some help from those with first hand experience will help blow away the cloudiness that has now settled in my head. I'm really lensed out!
Someone please just tell tell me what to buy for pity's sake!! Many thanks, Ian.