Going from a state-of-the-art mirrorless system to a range finder system will be considered a backward move by many. On paper, you're giving up a lot in return for little upside. In reality, though, the story is a lot more complicated. You can read my thoughts on my recent switch to a Leica system here. To be fair, I haven't switched systems in the traditional sense, since I still own all of my mirrorless equipment because there's still a time and place where that just makes sense. Having an arsenal of many options ensures you'll always have the right tool for the job.
Ever since I jumped into photography several years ago, I've always had a fascination with Leica. I used to think their cameras were overpriced and absurd — they were heavy and lacked many of the latest features I was accustomed to being on the latest DSLRs. As I became more comfortable with my cameras and as I began understanding my shooting style, I naturally started transitioning from DSLRs to mirrorless, and finally to a rangefinder system. With this self-realization and longer tenure with the craft, I started to appreciate Leica for what the brand and philosophy stands for and for the value their products bring to their users.
Even since stumbling upon The Drive's article on the monthly EASY (European Auto Salvage Yard) event, I've been looking forward to checking out the Bay Area's leading vintage Porsche meet up.