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    Default Which of the Leica M-series is most suited for street photos?

    Hi all, of late planning to get a Leica M-series to use on street photography, any suggestion? Thanks

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    Since they all look the same, they can all perform the same. Up to you if you want APS-C or full frame or film.

    Quite frankly, it does not matter if you shoot with Leica or Nokia if your basic skill CMI.
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    don't blow your money on an expensive camera just because a lot of pros use Leica for street photography.

    it's not the camera, but skill. if you know how to do it, you'll be able to shoot even with a mobile phone camera just like what Rashkae mentioned.

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    Default Re: Which of the Leica M-series is most suited for street photos?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steven W View Post
    Hi all, of late planning to get a Leica M-series to use on street photography, any suggestion? Thanks
    It's not about the hardware...

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    For me, I have to have a "fast" lens with focal length or range I'm using.
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    Default Re: Which of the Leica M-series is most suited for street photos?

    Given that you asked such a question, I hope you know that it is manual focus regardless of which M series model you are using. Manual focus means that you have to make all the decision and that translates to how skillful you are. If you are good, I am sure any M Series will suit you and you will do greate justice to the hardware you hold in your hand.

    For me, I can never shoot a street scene up close. As such, none of the M series works for me. I suck big time when it comes to street photography.

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    Thanks all for the good advice.

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    Some of the older Leicas have very small viewfinder windows. I think you are better off asking this in the RF section.

    BTW, what is the attracting feature of using a RF over another system? (ie. SLR, DSLR, MILC, serious compacts)

    With rangefinders, you need to be comfortable with the focusing system as well as with manual focusing.
    Many folks use pre-focusing and zone focus to get over the need to MF fast or eliminate the need of focusing altogether.

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