My first post here after visiting quite a bit during my research , I have found it a wealth of knowledge and am looking forward to participating more going forward.
I am new to Leica having been origionally inspired by Steve Huff’s website and I might need some hand holding here.
After much deliberation and research I have decided I want an M9 and a couple of lenses.
My background has been a much loved GF1 which I sold to get a Fuji x100. I find I love my cameras to be more manual and if I am honest more retro looking ( shallow - I know )
I am a hobby photographer with interest in family and friend shots, travel photography and documenting the new exotic city I find myself living in at the moment ( Shanghai ). For the most part I will probably share my images online with the family and friends and an occasional print for my walls at home. I am looking for that leica ‘look’ in my pictures, prefer colour photography , shoot occasionally indoors and love shollow depth of field . Given this background I am pretty sure I want a 35mm summicron asph , and a 50 mm summilux asph.
However I am wondering if the members think I am ‘buying too much’ and will be better off going for the cheaper pre asph models given the medium I will be using to view the pics. I am not a pixel peeper or interested in charts but it is important that the end result has that beautiful leica look. Will my untrained eye notice the difference between asph and pre asph??
It is impossible to rent to try the equipment first in China ( its also much more expensive here ) , I will be picking it up on a business trip to the states in Nov, so it is important that I make the right decision first time round.
Your guidance and thoughts will be very much appreciated.