It might not happen , but I did not wish to be swayed by styling (shades of Contax ннн body with K4 top plate over Kiev 2 with 'pentaprism'style meter ! ASD is crazy ! )
Extending lenses is not an option here as it is his wish to in buy a more modern camera with the two zoom lenses , so it will extend the capabilities of my iX Pro 1.
There is an option of Sony A68 , but I am tired of the bulk of. DSLR ( other than the Leica Dig 3 and Panasonic L1 which I am using here for sheer pleasure as real photo opportunities are limited by schedules set by the sisters from Malaysia,Canada , UK who seldom get together .
The Sony uses an EVF anyway , so not gaining anything over the Fuji cameras except bulk.
I guess that I am liking the compact rangefinder feel with a fixed lens .
It,s good here in Ipoh though , last here in 1974 but it all seems so familiar , no tourist stuff with family , street vendors now under cover with so much option .
I like buildings and cars plus atmosphere etc , so the X Pro 27 is ideal .
I can,t keep up with discussions , deaf and awkward with people , so a camera is used for snap shots or not .
I almost don.t want to take out the camera to make the European stand out , so camera phone is useful , which I never thought I would say , X Pro 27mm is reasonably discreet though , which makes me wish to extend the more compact experience .
My daughter as half Malaysian Chinese seems to fit in here as she might not in UK . Fascinating , but with two very blonde European looking little girls , it must be a touch puzzling .
Amedeo Contaxed Leica M8 + Brian Sweeney J3.
Summitar and Elmar
Classic Leica Dig3 / Panasonic L1
Stylish Fuji X-Pro 1 / X-M1 and quirky Pentax K-S1
Puns,Cameras and snapshots keeping ASD and dees'ruptive Girl/Boy/Me?' constant dee'sorientation contained.