I have been a fan of your site for the past few months and read everything you have written about the Leica M9. I have my big EOS1ds bodies but I find my self not wanting to drag them around, the things are beasts. I wanted a camera that had the IQ of my DSLR but portable. I tried various point-n-shoot cameras but was never happy with any of them. I finally broke down and purchased a M9 along with a couple of lenses. The 28mm f/2.8 Elmarit and the Voigtlander Nokton 50mm f/1.1. I would have loved one of the Summilux lenses but a little out of my price range. I went out to a local factory that is in ruins and shot a few frames. I absolutely love the Voigtlander lens it’s tack sharp even wide open and the out of focus areas are just “dreamy”. The image quality I get out of this camera is as good as if not better than my 1ds and it fits in a tiny camera bag and doesn’t make my arm and shoulder go numb from the weight. I have included a few images from my recent outing. I also have a photoblog www.mindlesspixels.com that I update as often as I can. I can see me updating it quite often now that I have a camera I can and love to carry around.
I know I was supposed to send only three images but this camera takes such great pictures I couldn’t choose.