I picked up a used Voigtlander 28mm f/1.9 Ultron, which is a screw-mount lens but works beautifully. In practice, it's the lens that gets left on the camera most of the time. That plus the 45mm Panaleica on my GF1 make a nice travel set.
Originally Posted by seadog58
I picked up a used M8 about 8 months ago. I love shooting with it, even though it had blue leather. Hope to change it one of these days. I use a 50mm Summicron from my M6. Normally I use my 28mm f2.8 Elmrit IV most of the time. It's the easiest combo to use for quick street shooting.
Ah I have to start looking at, and learning rangefinder/Leica lens terminology and brands. I have previously only looked at Canon lenses for my 7D. That Voigtlander 28mm f/1.9 Ultron looks alright for that price though, and with the 1.3 crop that comes up to about 36.4mm (roughly within the 35mm range!). I think I'd be happy to start with that one lens first and build up from there.
Originally Posted by deirdre
Why would you change the blue leather! Heresy! :)
Seriously, I'd pay extra for mine to have blue leather.
After we just had a brief discussion about the pros and cons of the higher cost of the M8.2, all it takes is apparently blue leather that you would pay extra for. Not the quieter shutter, not the anti-scratch LCD screen, not the more accurate frame lines. Not the warranty.
Well, I don't like black, what can I say? I would definitely pay for the quieter shutter though, don't get me wrong. There's differences of opinion on the framelines, but the better LCD screen seems worth an upgrade if one's already sending a camera back to Solms. :)