As above please. I have been looking at the M8's and i'm SERIOUSLY tempted with one, or the cheaper alternative, the Epson RD1. I will be a newbie into the rangefinder world so to speak, and I was previously considering an M6 but the expense/aggravation of film has deterred me somewhat, so I am now steering towards the M8. I currently own a Canon 5D which in my opinion is an excellent camera, and it delivers beautiful results, but since my purchase of the Ricoh GRD 2 i'm begining to really enjoy street photography and more 'art based' photography (if you see what I mean).
I use the 5D for motorsport events and other such uses due to the availability of telephoto lens etc, and my only concern with the Leica is that it's not quite designed for that sort of use-am i incorrect? Are there zoom lens equivilant to that of the Canon one's on the market available for the M8? I love the 5D but the shere bulk of it tends to draw a lot of attention when i'm out and about, and the more compact size of the Leica is also another reason why i'm considering it (and the great image quality too).
So taking into account the above, what advice could you guys offer?
Also is it worth looking at the RD1 as a more economical alternative or is it less reliable than the Leica.
Any advice and help will be greatly appreciated, and feel free to post image samples from the above mentioned too.