I was under the misapprehension the M series were rangefinders
Originally Posted by Chris Lange
In the past I've borrowed an M3, and while it's certainly a beautifully made camera, it didn't instill the must-have factor. The area in which Leica rangefinders excel, street photography, has been colonised to a large extent by d*g*t*l cameras like the Fuji X-series. I prefer medium format folding cameras for a larger negative and pocketable size. Pre-focused, they're hardly any slower that a 35mm camera, very quiet and cost a fraction of Leica prices. For 35mm the Olympus clamshell designs do most of what a Leica can and are shirt pocket sized.