Did Leica finally get its X1 right for street photography ?

When Leica launched their compact APS-C sensor X1 to the market over a year ago, I was originally thrilled to discover what could be a...
When Leica launched their compact APS-C sensor X1 to the market over a year ago, I was originally thrilled to discover what could be a great take anywhere camera for street photography. The F2.8 lens was a bit slow to my taste, not so much for low light as the high ISO performance was excellent, but for these shots where background separation was needed.  Yet, I was delighted to see that Leica had designed a camera with both aperture and speed dials easily accessible on top of the camera. Indeed when shooting in manual mode, these parameters must be at...

The daughter of the gold trader

Her hair shined as much as her merchandize in the morning sun. (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F8.0,...
Her hair shined as much as her merchandize in the morning sun. (click on picture to enlarge) Leica M9 with 35mm Summilux Asph at F8.0, 1/500, ISO200