I am now the proud owner of a Leica M3 and three lenses (50mm f/2 DR, 35mm f/2.8 and 90mm f/4). And a MR meter, but no battery for it (yet!). And I am growing very, very fond of the camera.
However, it is an uphill climb. The first session with it, when I was testing it out before purchase, was a frustrating mix of fits and starts. Remember the first (and second, third and fourth) time you tried to drive standard? But do you also remember the first time you really were able to get a smooth takeoff and run through the gears? The start of the roll was fumbling and awkward, but by the end of my second session I felt like I could at least get the car around the block. I’m looking forward to continuing to work with this gear — especially next week when I’m in Vancouver!
All the above were done with the 50mm and 35mm lenses, with HP5+ shot at 400 and developed in Ilfosol 3 1:14 dilution.