Originally posted by NoTx
Thoughts? I want a camera that can be compact and indepenent of batteries.
Just to add my thoughts. . . . This camera was designed precisely for the purpose you describe, so it sounds like an excellent choice. The lens is superb.
Just be aware of its limits. First, you cannot use collapsible lenses with this camera. Second, it has a short baseline, so it will not focus f/2 lenses longer than 50mm or any lenses faster than f/2. Leica felt that by the time it got to 90mm, f/4 was the fastest lens they could recommend for it. I imagine that the Voigtlander 90/3.5 would be OK as well. The Voigtlander 75/2.5 would also be a nice, relatively compact longer lens for it.
For its intended purpose, it is an excellent camera. Happy shopping!