I'm not going to lie. I have always been a Leica fanboy but had never been able to afford such luxuries. Over the last couple of years, I had been making plans to acquire the system. And I went backwards.
Since I wasn't able to afford the body and the series of lenses in one shot, I decided to invest in the lenses first. I've been using them with the Sony Alpha system since last year, and it had worked really well.
Instead of feeling that I was done, I felt the opposite. I felt that something was missing. Those lenses were gorgeous and I felt that I was doing them a disservice. They deserved their rightful camera body.
So, I have been saving funds. And I as determined to get it as my birthday present for this year.
It wouldn't be my first Leica body as I also own the Leica X. I was almost siderailed by the Leica Q. I would've considered it if it was available. So, I went for the M-P, a more discreet version of the Leica M.
In the next few weeks, I will be using this new beast, trying to take and understand its working. It had not been easy but I have since mastered some of the features. Focusing had been easy since. But getting the tone during post was still hit and miss. I certainly could do with a bit more practice. Expecting heavy use of it during the Raya period.