After years of never having a digital camera for myself (my wife uses a Pentax K-5), I finally decided to take the plunge with a Leica M8. After all, I have a 50/2.8 Elmar-M I use with my M6 and M4-2, and some screwmount lenses ( 50 and 90 Elmars, 35 Summaron with adapters for the Ms) for my Standard and II. My thought was if I ever decided to buy a digital camera, it would be a Leica M in some form. An M9 is still a ways out of my price range. That left the M8, and after reading through the many forum posts about it here at PN and the Leica Users forum, I still decided it was worth a go. Examples I've seen of it's B&W and IR rendering (at least to my perception) are excellent. I'm aware of the screen/sensor/filtration/etc. issues that have come to light over the years. I found a decent deal with a Luigi case and so far, I love using it, especially seeing how it renders my old LTM lenses. Handheld IR at ISO 640, Hoya R72 filter: Manhattan Beach Pier, CA Manhattan Beach Pier, ISO 160, no filter This camera is a pleasure to use, pretty much like my M6 (with minor differences of course), only with a digital sensor! But not to worry, my film Leicas will still be keeping busy.