When I was a fledgling professional photographer I worked for a couple of seasons at a well known holiday camp as a photographer. The standard issue camera was a Leica M1 with a 35mm lens. During that time I learned a lot! Not least being that the camera had to be used without thinking about the mechanics. Composition, speed and salesmanship were paramount! I quickly became accustomed to the camera and found it straightforward and perfect for the job n hand. These were the 1960s however and budding photographers were dazzled by the Nikon and Hasselblad. Years flashed by and I found myself using all sorts of photo kit until in the last few years finding things exclusively digital.Recently a Leica M1 came my way: I grabbed it attached a 35mm lens and the magic of photography returned! So powerful was the magic that a new developing tank was acquired and the joy of peeling nice looking negatives from the spiral was rediscovered! The Leica is such a simple instrument that my mind is taken up solely with examining my surroundings for images and suddenly realising their possibility through that bright seductive viewfinder. I fear that I might turn into a Leitz nerd, the camera just feels so good in use that I am tempted to acquire a more modern model, perhaps an `m2 or M4, then of course, I can feel my feet on the slippery slope as I contemplate the lenses available. I fear that I am lost!