Originally Posted by redpony
I agonized over the shutter sound of the Ikon vs Leica M before purchasing the Ikon. I have a Mamiya 7 and an Oly 35RC which both have leaf shutters and are pretty much silent. The Ikon is not nearly as discrete but, from the photographer's point of view, I like it better.
I had the Mamiya 6 & OlyRC/RD and when I loaned it to a friend who was used to his Bessa R3, he was not able to tell when he took the picture.
Leaf shutters rock. The size and weight of an M does not however...
Now a fixed lens Zeiss Ikon with Sonnar 50/1.5 leaf would be my ideal camera...