freitz wrote in post #17126007
While at with my wife we stumbled on a Leica Store (actually I knew it was there ha!) but I spent a few hours in the store with one of the salesmen.
I currently shoot a 6D with 24-70 MK II and 70-200 MK II. Not the lightest setup there is and a bit heavy when using all day.
I mainly shoot
-Astro (hardly ever really but would like to)
-Family snap shots
I'm not sure the Leica is the best choice for landscapes and travel...
MCTuomey wrote in post #17127102
40 f/2.8 stm would solve the big ole zoom lens problem nicely. At 2% of the M240's cost, and that's before you buy a lens for it. Glass aside, the M240's and the 6D's CMOS sensors aren't much different.
The 6D is a delight to use with the small 40mm pancake, and the weight is in line with a Leica setup.
6D + 40mm = 885 grams
Leica M + 35mm f/2 ASPH = 934 grams
Problem is, the Leica lenses are much better than the pancake, especially in terms of bokeh.
Note, Leica's sharpest 50mm APO is sharper than the famed Zeiss Otus, it is in fact the sharpest 50mm in the world and beats the Sigma 50mm Art as well. And should for it's price...
EverydayGetaway wrote in post #17126578
You sound like a prime candidate for a Fuji X-T1 or Sony A7 camera. I wouldn't even consider the Leica with all the other better (and cheaper) options out there now. The 6D also isn't that small... I hate carrying mine around in crowds, my X-E1 is much less conspicuous.
I agree, mostly.
Get the Sony a7R. It has the best sensor out there in terms of landscape photography. You can also adapt the 24-70 MK II to the a7R, which works fantastically as this lens currently out resolves all Canon bodies and reaches it's true potential on the a7R. The worlds best zoom lens.
Also, Leica's fantastic lenses deserve something better than Leica's bodies, they out resolve all of Leica's bodies as well, and can make use of the a7R's 36MP sensor.
However be warned that wider lenses have issues on the a7R due to the severe angle of light coming out of the rear of the lenses, the a7R sensor is not optimised for Leica wide angles. If you plan on shooting with rangefinder lenses of 24mm or wider, they'll work best on a Leica M.