Retirement means no more dreams of upgrading or adding - I would love a Panasonic L100 , but certainly could not justify the outlay at the time .
The X-Pro 1 body , new , boxed , was irresistible at £168 when I was looking for a compact camera for Malaysia -I like the size and handling - plus I the non EVF finder option .
I had seen it when new at £1300 and it seemed an impossible dream camera .
Having sold a Leica II , I was able to add compact / pancake 27mm for £150 makes it as i found in Malaysia , much more discrete than an SLR. So the purchase was far from straightforward !
if I had the cash , I may have gone for the 35mm , but was pleased with the 27mm , close to the 45mm which i liked on my Minolta SRT back when .
Pentax K10D was my 1st k10D DSL following a foray into Leica Digilux 3 / Panasonic L1 , which remain my vintage offering .
My main system - Sony - seem to have abandoned DSLRs so again , the price of £250 in clear out for a new KS1 and 35mm was simply an impulse buy for it's excellent finder and 20mp Sony sensor .
Again , I could not justify a round £500 ? for a modern DSLR .
I just have the kit zoom and a couple of Minolta 90's zooms plus the 35 f1.8 for the Sonys , which are duplicated in Pentax , which now appears to be supplanting the Sony system .
Unfortunately , my cameras have little monetary value , so I am content to hang onto them [ that's my excuse anyway ]
Amedeo Contaxed Leica M8/Brian Sweeney J3.
Minoltas and Kontaxes , Leica likes.
Digitals including classic-to-me Leica Dig3 and comfortable Sony A290 .
Upstaged by stylish Fuji X-Pro 1 and quirky Pentax K-S1
Puns,Cameras and snapshots keeping ASD and dees'ruptive Girl/Boy/Me?' constant dee'sorientation contained.