Quote Originally Posted by DAP View Post
I don't know if it helps with your decision or not, but it is a really bad time to buy into M-series Leica gear. During the past year or so the prices for 2nd hand Leica cameras and lenses have been going insane (you would definately be buying high).

Would you have to sell your F6 to fund the Leica? If so, I wouldn't do it - why trade in a camera that you really like for a total unknown. At the very least I would look into buying a cheap 2nd hand Cosina voigtlander camera/lens to help you decide if you even like using rangefinders before jumping in with both feet.
Yes I have been watching the prices as well on Keh, ebay, and craigslist, and so far for the last 6 months or so its been crazy. Everything from bodies, lenses, and accessories have been selling for outrageous amounts.

So I'm holding out as well, there are definite swings in the photographic world, as the purchases of older bodies in good condition could be viewed by collectors as investments, but sooner or later there is always a downswing, and thats when you buy.

And if you really think this purchase will make you a better photographer, just always remember its the photographer that makes the images, the camera is just a tool, many photographers have gotten by with much less in the last 100 years.