I managed to sell of some of my Leica equipment in order to finance a 6x7 camera, now that these have become so cheap I had money to spare and wondered into the digital era... perhaps late, but then again better late than never. I spent a complete day at my favorite photo equipement supplier and tested just about everything he had in stock, from large to small and from cheap to expensive. Obviously I was absolutely flabbergasted by the results and possibilities of the various setups. Having shot Leica M's most of my life (still do actually) I wanted something compact, no DSLR with lot's of lenses and sensor dust and things, I wanted something basic, simple, luggable and not to visible. On the other hand I wanted to maintain a certain level of quality for some of the shots I do, not all however, having a 1,5 yr old son you need to be able to make fast shots of which the quality is not all that important, I also needed to be able to shoot low-light for I do a lot of "life-jazz" photography in B&W mostly, another must have was high quality detail for I also do "doors and doorknobs" as well as details of architecture. Anyway to cut a very long story short I purchased three digital cameras which combined, cover the lot A digital Canon IXUS 800is, for the family shots, small handy, does films and the pics are of excellent quality fo such a size, and it has image stabilisation Fuji F30 for low-light shote, this is really an excellent low light shooter and small enough to always have with you, doesn't have a viewfinder though which wil require some practice, but I am really amazed by the low-light quality of this model, 1600 asa is not a problem, and the grain, digitalis call it noise, is beautiful in the B&W mode And last but not least a Sony R-1 for detail. I know this might be an overkill, but each of the above stated cameras has it's qualities, and all in all all three together are cheaper than any of my leica lenses.