Hello, all. Just a lurker here who decided to finally take the plunge and both sign on here AND finally pick up a Leica.
Started off with a big hacking dSLR. Wondered what all the rangefinder fuss was about. A Canonet became my gateway drug...um...rangefinder. Really loved getting back to the basics. Saw that a local Leica distributer had one unused M6TTL left on their shelves, being sold at a discount - only about 100 bucks over what their used ones were going for, so I checked it out, liked what I saw (and felt in the test shots), so I shelled out for it.
I didn't do my homework regarding lenses, though, and my Japanese isn't good enough to quiz the shop assistants (how do you say "asphereical" in Japanese?). I learned how to shoot with a Nikkor 50/1.8 on my dSLR, so I'm looking at buying some flavor of 50 to start learning my Leica. There are so many flavors out there, though...If anyone out there could point me in the right direction about the various 50s out there, I'd be most grateful.