I usually live over in the nikon forum, though also had a brief fling with MFD.
Lately, and by lately I mean the last year and a half, I've started to have a bit of an itch for a Leica kit. I chose to play with a mamiya digital kit last summer while I had a decent sum of cash lying around (said pile of cash turned into a house down payment after I sold the kit). I've started saving up for new floors and counters and lasik surgery, but will be waiting about a year before doing that. So I have an account with money that's going to make me roughly $12 this year. I'd rather play with some camera stuff. Haha. last summer it could have been an M9 and new 35 cron. This time around, a film body and some ancient bang for the buck 35.
Ideally, I'd like as modern a body as possible, and a lens with the special Leica sauce that's closer to free than the cost of a new car. Not that concerned with speed, but the faster the better. Obviously 1.4s are out. I don't care about condition as long as its functional and not a total beater. Just need to be able to resell it by, say, February. I also want it to be coupled so the viewfinder works...I barely have patience for manual focus, so I'm not hoping for the best with zone focus or matching up numbers. I like my fuji 690, so I know at least I enjoy RF focus.
There's an M6 on CL here at 1400, body + CV 35/1.4. I'd probably want to sell the voigtlander in favor of a Leica, but not put much additional cash in. Is this reasonable? Seems like it, but you guys would know better. Is there some equally pleasing but more economical route?
Sorry for the long winded post, and thanks for the advice.