New Leica/RF addict
I've been shooting digital SLR's for a couple years now. Started with a Canon Digital Rebel, then picked up a used 1D, then a 20D, plus some lenses.
My Canon A1 that i've had since 1984 collected a lot of dust. Digital was great, but I kinda missed film. So a few months back I picked up a used Bessa-R and CV 35/1.7, you know, just for fun. All my friends had tried one. It was the first time I used a RF, and I figured I could just use it for a little while, then resell the gear. But it was not to be. I liked the size (or lack thereof) compared to my Canon gear (even the A1), and focusing was GREAT even in low light.
And so it started. The Bessa turned out to be a "gateway camera." Over the past few weeks, the 20D and half my Canon lens collection has been sold. It their place, I've picked up a CV 50/1.5, and 28/4, and now, I've bought a second-hand M6. And a Leica 90mm Elmarit (new version with built-in hood). And a film scanner. And why stick to film? There's an R-D1 (or other digital RF) in my future. There's nothing I can do about it.
The Leica/RF addiction has taken hold. I fear I'm doomed. The worst part is that my daughter has picked up the Bessa-R, and soon she'll be hooked, too. Let my sad tale be a warning to the rest. When tempted by a Bessa or other economically priced RF, remember my fate, and JUST SAY NO.