I've gone through a spate of DSLRs recently with the conclusion that a DSLR will do for my more specific shoots, and professional photos. However I needed something to fill the void for travel. I wanted something high quality but smaller.
The Leica is just what I wanted as it's simple, it's something that needs mastering and therefore learning, plus it's a very classy thing to behold and doesn't look out of place anywhere so I won't worry about its value.
However, I mentioned I had agreed to buy one on another Leica forum and was amazed that Leica owners are trying to stop me buying the M9! They're saying they have their problems, one has been back to Leica three times etc etc. If I was on a Sony forum etc, I could kind of understand this but for people that are owners or have owned these cameras, I was quite shocked to see they're telling me to steer clear.
I see this as a very professional forum with very good opinions from my previous posts. I'm buying the Leica from a store, used but with 12 months Leica warranty, however I still don't want something that has to go away and I miss taking it on a trip anyhow.
I tried a Sony A7r but didn't get on with it. I didn't like the EVF as it felt very point and shoot, but may have to go down this route as it seems to be the current trend. I see Fuji cameras are currently being compared to the M9 quite often, but are they really comparable? The RX1r looked like an option too but if I didn't like the A7r, I doubt I'll like the other.
Basically, I want something high quality, with good edge to edge sharpness and image quality in a travel friendly package. Does it exist yet or do I need to wait for new products.
ANY recommendations you have would be great. If I hear good things of the M9 on here I may well still go for that as I like the idea of it obviously.