I am back and forth in my mind whether to buy the new M10M or a refurbished monochrom - the main reason being I have so many fantastic shots made with M9/MM and so many great memories. These days I prefer to shoot between 21- 90mm (in 35mm terms) and I prefer primes. After trying M lenses on the GFX50 and 100 I decided that the Fuji lenses were far better on the GFX. I have 23/45/32-63/110/2 and 250+TC) I've kept a few M lenses and significantly reduced my previous inventory as the SL crons are the best glass ever made by Leica.Thanks Peter. Good luck to you with getting a Leica M monochrome.
After waiting for 3 months, on 2009.12.31 I finally received my M9, my one and only Leica camera that I still have but have not used in a long while. I still use a few of my sizable Leica lens collection, but on cameras made by Fuji and Sony, mostly on Sony as the TechArt Pro (TAP) lens adapter adds autofocus as a key ingredient to the mix.
Currently I have 2 favorite cameras, the Fuji 50S and Sony A9 that excel in their particular areas, the A9 for action/tele shots, the 50S for everything else, although the A9 is an outstanding multipurpose tool. I find that both camera makers have an excellent set of lenses.
Two images by Bart de Vries (alias Knorp), taken with the GF32-64 and GF250 on the 50S and the prospect of the GFX100, convinced me to acquire a GFX system. I have a hard time singling out a particular lens from my 6 GF lenses - namely GF 23, 32-64, 45, 110, 120, 250, and 1.4x TC - as all of them are capable of generating on my 50S sublime and technically outstanding images. Consequently so far I have not felt the need to add the GFX 100, when it became available, or replicate the equivalent GF focal range on my Sony FFs. :facesmack:
If I needed a long telephoto - I would buy a Sony A9 and the fast tele you've recently picked up - best in class everything no doubt! I think Sony have the best overall ecosystem in the market however the bodies are a bit on the small side for me which makes shooting difficult - hence the SL2 as my big boy35mm choice I can pick and choose the primes I want and supplement with any fill ins from Panasonic or Sigma - both of whom make good lenses.
all the best