To Leica now or to wait?

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imagesofjames Regular Member • Posts: 125
To Leica now or to wait?

Thanks in advance for your insight. I am lets call it an advanced hobbyist photographer. I get paid fairly regularly to do small commissioning jobs, but its more to pay for my gear than anything. I shoot nikon d850 (please refrain from slurs haha) and am very happy with my kit and need the megapixels as I frequently blow images up to 36"x48" so selling is NOT an option as we get to the reason I am on here.

NOW this is where I could use some advice. A few years ago I was gifted a Leica kit by a close family friend, it included:

Leica M3

Leica M4-P

Leitz Wetzlar Summilux 50mm F1.4

Leitz Summicron 35mm F2 Version 3

Letiz Summilux 35mm F1.4

Leitz Tele-Elmarit M 90mm F2.8

Leitz Wetzlar Elmar 135mm F4

Leitz Summicron 90mm F2

I believe most of the lenses are all from 1960 other than the Summicron version 3. I have played around with some film and I enjoyed it, but learning to use a rangefinder with film and the turnover rate is not feasible (takes weeks to get the prints). I am not made of money to buy a new Leica, so have been keeping my eyes on Kijiji for a used. Do you feel its worth it to buy an older digital leica? Say an M9/M240? Should I wait a few more years to save up for a newer alternative? Its a huge investment for me, but having all these beautiful old lenses are KILLING me just sitting doing nothing. Any insight???

Canon EOS M3 Nikon D850
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