Time for a Digital M
So I'm planning a huge trip with 3 friends to travel across the US, on personal project and collaborative work we are doing. I currently am shooting with my Canon 5d 2 and Zeiss Ikon. While I love both cameras, my work has changed after shooting more with my range finder. However my film and process expenses have been holding me back and I've been drawn to use my 5d 2 more than my Ikon.
It's a problem for me because I shoot differently and feel differently while shooting. So I've been thinking of selling my 5D 2 to fund a Leica M8 or 8.2. While I would love to get an M9 i just can't afford the hefty price tag. Also the 1.3 crop factor shouldn't be a problem for me. All in all I'm looking for a digital M8 or 8.2 and willing to sell my 5d 2 with lenses to get it. On the road the M8 will be so much more portable as it will remind me of my Ikon, small unobtrusive and compact. Not a machine gun on the road or in a social setting.
I'm looking for trades or advice on this decision, all help will be greatly appreciated.