Kolor-Pikker wrote in post #16263351
You can shoot film, if only for nostalgia's sake or trying something different, but OP wants a camera he can practically use every day in the modern world, I was just shooting down the plane before he got any ideas. To be clear, he's selling all his other gear, and no one can only have a film camera, so that is that. I'm not against film; I am just for this one case.
Leica being contentious? Well, OP brought it up first, being that the thread is called "Contemplating a switch from Canon to Leica", meaning that he already has a good idea of what it is and why he would want one. Are you implying we should tell him what to do with his money and call him off it? I started giving him advice as though he was already set on this idea, not finding more "practical" alternatives, that's none of my business...
Firstly, I agree that film is probably not the best route for the OP, but I was simply commenting on what appeared to be your broader statement against film (buying a film rangefinder is not just the same as buying a Holga). And by the way, I only use film, and it has nothing to do with being different or nostalgic.
In fact, in 2008, I was in somewhat similar situation as the OP. I also wanted a rangefinder, but I could not afford the M8. So I bought a film rangefinder (Voigtlander Bessa). I didn't intend to sell my DSLR, but after shooting my first roll of film, I never used the DSLR again. Keeping unexpected possibilities open is not a bad approach.
Secondly, as with RAW vs. JPEG, full frame vs. crop, or prime vs. zoom, Leica vs. anything often draws very spirited debate on this site. AND THAT'S FINE! But all I was saying, and actually I was being a bit facetious, was to make sure that we have one passionate debate at a time.
And really, if you thought it was not your place to broach 'practical alternatives', fine, but there were less contentious ways to state that film might not be the best choice: "Don't expect anyone to seriously dick around with film, it's not practical anymore; this dinosaur has gone to pasture." That seems like a pretty combative statement, and it is absolutely an unequivocally false one; don't you think? So again, speak for yourself.
Anyway, said my bit; off this thread. But as always, PMs are welcome…