Hi there back, Ashwin!
Speaking of which, how does the 35 Loxia compare with the glass on the RX1R, in your opinion? Is it close? The RX1 made me fall back in love with 35mm, both because of the character of the lens and the fact that I now could get close enough.
But I got the A7S so I could learn auto-focus, pfffft!
I missed the act of shooting with a rangefinder, not just the cameras and the glass glass, but there was something nice about not having to think so hard -- I just let myself have fun. And the fact that there really wasn't a cap on the ISO and the silence itself that allowed me to play in many situations where I just wouldn't have tried with the M.
Not only did I want a light* kit I could travel with but, also, an inexpensive kit. Well, relatively inexpensive... The Sony with lenses cost less than one piece of Leica glass in many cases. That's very freeing.
* I picked up a used Mitakon, too, because I still like to shoot in ridiculously low light, sometimes, and knew that... Negates some of the weight savings, but the Noctilux was always one of my favourite travel lenses.
On that note, okay... You've all convinced me. I'll give the Loxias a try to see if it might be part (aside from the intact AA) of what I'm missing on the Sony. Sigh, Ashwin, you've never been very good for my pocketbook!