first off, i've been spoiled for over a year by the Epson which has allowed me to change any and all settings i need on the top of the camera -- no need to go into annoying menus.
i got the M8 when my R-D1 died, choosing it as a complement rather than replacement whilst awaiting repair. i have been blown away by the image quality at lower ISO's, so much that i've taken to using the Auto-ISO for everything -- but that has stymied me by the fastest slowest shutter speed. 125th does not make it on the street.
i love love love this function, mind you, as i was frequently setting my R-D1 at too high an ISO so as to be safe. but i need 250 or 500 at least for moving pics. my hope is that Leica will change this in future firmware updates, but in the meanwhile i need to get back to basics.
Mitch (a former member here) tried setting his camera to 1250 and 2500 during the day and was roundly criticised on other boards for going so high.... i'm wondering if 320 or 640 will suffice as that is what i typically set my Epson on (400/800)?
i've been unhappy with the quality of my 35 pre-asph Summilux on the M8 (wide open, the M8 is absolutely brutal in showing all the Lux's flaws), but i've also been not satisfied with my street photos at f/8 with it and i think it's all down to shutter speed....
what settings are people using on the street?
i'm not talking about carefully composed images where one stops and twiddles. i'm asking about walking around, seeing something interesting, bringing the camera to your eye and bang! shoot it!