I've never dreamt about bags the way I lusted after cameras. Now that I've not much use for an SLR, I've firmly pushed all thoughts of acquiring one out of my mind. I enjoy taking photos, but I'm not passionate about it. Other point and shoot cameras which could process RAW images have become better options for capturing memories and those yummy moments.
My darling Ricoh GrD has served me brilliantly. I love it. It's the only reason why I didn't buy the Leica D-Lux 4 (DL4) sooner. But I couldn't tear my thoughts away from the DL4. Such is the power of a Leica. In London last December, I couldn't take my eyes off the M9. But that's clearly not an option because I'll never do justice to it. However, between then and now, the Canon S90 popped up with really attractive specs, works great in lowlight and seems to be a fairly good pick overall, especially for a girl with dainty bags.
After all that hemming, hawing, testing out the friends' units and surfing around for information, I finally mustered up the courage to run to Funan Mall today to make a choice. I needed to ummm....buy vegetables. But I had to get a camera first. Blind lust. The moment I got off the cab, I had already decided on the Leica.
I was rather stunned by the size of the case for the DL4. So big ah?!!! It wouldn't fit into any of my bags! The guy gave me a brown case for the camera and didn't see any issues with that. I stared very long at the color combination of black and brown. I was like, "Do you have it in black instead? I want it to match the camera." The guy must have tried really hard not to roll his eyes.
I'm not going to stop using the GrD. It's very handy. And even with its case, the GrD fits beautifully in any Chanel 2.55. The DL4 doesn't have that advantage. With its bulky case and weight, the DL4 will fit a tote best. Or I can sling it like an additional purse. I'm secretly sure that my choice of bag for the day might determine which camera I take out. Hahaha. Such a bimbotic statement. That, and of course, the event I'm attending. The DL4 will go out in the evenings and off to the gigs with me. :)