Hi all, Photography has been a longtime hobby of mine since the early late 60's when I used a Nikon F2 photomic and had a B&W darkroom....I've been keeping my toes in the water - so to speak - with various point shoots and cell phone cameras since then In the past couple years I have discovered the world of DSLR digital photography...no more mixing chemical or lingering in the darkroom for 8 straight hours at a time. I'm basically a Pentax guy because I love the way they are built and feel. I have a pretty serious collection of Pentax gear including all the Limiteds and primes. I've always loved Leica but it has always been out of my budget. I recently picked up a used Leica D-Lux 4 and I've only had it for a short time but I love it already. I love the way this little compact renders a photo and who knows, I might venture out in the future & pick up a good used M9 someday. I'm looking forward to learning more about the Leica cameras here on the forum....Cheers!