I am at the moment working on a exhibition based on B&W Street Photography and Leica Denmark decided to sponsor me with their flagship model, the Leica M9 together with the wonderful 35mm lens, for two weeks while I work on shooting the images. The images will be exhibited in Bruuns Galleri later this month.
The reason I wanted to work with this camera and not my professional gear is that the Leica was made for this purpose. When you need to blend in and not be noticed or heard the Leica is your silent partner. When you want to portrait someone you just stopped this camera does not disturb in any way compared to at DSLR with a bulky lens and its clicking shutter draws far to much attention to it self. One other reason is that one does take different pictures with a all manual rangefinder camera then with a regular DSLR.