Some time ago I parted with my M3 due to lack of use (Mistake #1) and since my Mamiya 7II is a little tough to use handheld in low light (my babies sleeping, playing, etc...) I picked up a Nikon F (Mistake #2) to keep 35 mm affordable --well was I ever dissappointed in the Nikon F compared to the Leica (Doh!!!) ---So I finally reinvested in an M2 this time with a 50 mm 1.4 Summilux-----Smooth smooth smooth--smoother than my M3--huh ! --I think I'll keep it and not look back and I love the feel of the M2 and yes the Leica is leaps and bounds over the Nikon but then I expected as much but NOT THAT MUCH !! I'll be selling the Nikon F on ebay I guess!