I know I'm not one of the inner circle around here, and also that not everyone finds my wry wit all that endearing, but I really could use a Leica M8.
Here's my case - I more or less have the money to go buy one, but I simply cannot bring myself to spend $4795 on the body and then another $3000+ for a lens. Or two.
So I'm not really begging for money to buy it.Rather, I'd like it if The Lounge would take up a collection separately and discreetly (so as not hurt my pride) and then go and buy the kit and send it to my house, maybe with a more or less anonymous card with something like "We bought you this, now go back to Bikes and Frames and stay there!" written on it.
I promise to take lots of pictures and write a "ride report."