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Thank you Gary and Joe,for the kind words, even though I have been tempted by the dark side I still have all my M lenses, and I will sit on the side line, as I only use the A7s/A7r depending on the resolution I need. For travelling I like to only have one system, as you then have redundancy, and my wife Marisa loves to use A7s now.
I still think the M240 is one the best options using M lenses, and the 24 MP is perfect compromise with no optical filter.
Charlie, been loving your mountain series
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Charles, It is pain to see you leave. I can understand the hassle of multi system, Last Chinese new year, I went back to China with M9 50lux, 35cron and RX1 and A7 with 55FE, 80-200Leica R. It is pain for me to bring them all or even more pain to decide leave which one out. This summer, I went to Zion, I bring A7, NEX7, RX1 and Leica M9 and a bunch of lens, feel the pain again.
After the trip, I decide simplify my travel system, The first one to go is A7, this may surprise many people here given the popularity of Alpha system, but I really willing to take weight, size hit from D810/D800 to exchange some key ergonomics and IQ improvements such as non-compressed RAW, zero delay shutter, zero delay OVF, responsive LCD, zoom, bigger button, and ISO64 etc...
I decide for my national park travel, I might just bring D810 with zoom or a few lens and RX1. And having R fast glass with it for my close range family portrait.
However, If I went to City around or Europe, I will only bring Leica with a few lens. Rangefinder shooting is really shine with a lot of thing. Shooting fast glass, it focus fast and more accurate than my SLR system especially around 2-3m distance. The system Achilles heel IMO is shooting fast glass WO at MFD with off center subject. But that is a narrow limitation and still can be managed with experience.
However the system is really shine shooting stop down or WA to catch moment. It is really helpful for me to observe the scene, prepare the shooting etc... This is most valuable merit of rangefinder system. It train me to crop world around me. For the above set with my son on his way to school, many shots won't happen if I have D810 with me.
I look forward to having you back.
Gary, Another beautiful set.
Joe, very nice BW tone, where are your S2 shots? I want see more.
Werner, Very nice mood.