This is my first posting to ANY website, but I feel the need to say something. I have used Leica cameras since 1978. I have gone thru periods of not having them, but always returned to having at least one or two. Frankly, they have been my favorite shooter, even for sports. Even now after having a stroke, they remain my favorite. Yes, I have Hassy, Canon, Sinar and a number of other kool cameras...but I always head back to the simple beauty of the sweet Leica shutter stroke. (Yes, the repeat of the word "stroke" is intended. Bad joke.). Always for me the choice was digital shooting in color and converting it to b&w for my personal work. This I did not like. Leica, by adding a b&w camera, has met my somewhat weird needs. I have to say "thanks". Now I just have to start saving my meager funds to get one....maybe 2-3 years. Darn it.