In 35mm, I have experience with Nikon and Canon, but am less than knocked out by the resulting prints. I think a Leica might be the answer for the more portable format, as I have been inspired by the work of Leica users William Albert Allard and Roy DeCarava. Of course they are great artists, but the image has that rare photographic snappiness. <p> Anyway, there are so many Leica lenses and cameras available that I am confused. I would like a 50mm lens, and a reliable manual body with a light meter. I am after excellent image quality. I would appreciate your recommendations, and also advice if I am on the right track in expecting a crisper image with the Leica. Is the German or other glass to be preferred? <p> Do you printers prefer a condenser enlarger or cold light? <p> Thank you.