I really didnt know which forum to post this in. I sold most of my camera gear a few months back and am ready to jump back in. My eye has been on the a900 for a bit. As a matter of fact I believe this is the camera I am going to purchase. Now My eye has been on the Leica M8 ever since it came out. I love rangefinders and now that the used prices have been getting better there comes the problem. Well I have never shot either of these cameras until I was loaned an m8.2 35 f2.5 and 75 f2.5 for the last few days. I have to say coming from canon and nikon pro cameras, the raw files out of the M8 and amazing. The clarity, crispness and contrast from the raws converted in C1 are about as good as I have seen. There seems to be more resolution then the 12mp nikons, even with zeiss primes. Now to my question. I really dont have access to shoot the a900 prior to purchase. So how do the a900 Raw files compare to the M8? Are they able to be manipulated as much? Is the color as good? I assume the resolution is much better, but honestly the M8's really shocked me. Sorry for the run on.