When it comes to major purchases...I have to ponder the idea a bit. In this case, it is taking a lot of pondering.
After much reading, I have decided I definitely need a digital body that allows for the use of an adapter incorportating my old Leica lenses. I own a 35/1.4, 35/2 ASPH, 50/1 and a 90/2.8.
I have a hard time selling stuff. Not a hoarder per se; even though old tires help keep shingles attached during a strong blow.
That being said, if I went with the Panasonic Lumix GX8 I would also purchase the Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH since the 4/3 system will double the aperture and focal length of the Lieca lenses. Based on my research the Novoflex reviews would seem to indicate the best choice for adapter. I'm still not 100% sold on the 4/3 system.
My other choice, which is a complete deviation from my original post, is to purchase a Sony A7II with a Novoflex adapter for my Leica lenses. I have been astounded at the quality of images/files using the A7II with the Leica 50/1. This would undoubtedly give me the best chance at cpaturing data comprable to what I have come to expect from my Lecia M6 and 4P bodies/lenses. The major downside to this option, I need to be able to carry a simple kit on my motorcycle. This has never been a problem with the Lecias.
If not for size/space constraints, I would already have purchased the Sony A7II.
I'm leaning towards the Panasonic GX8 for the smaller form factor. Hopefully, I can deal with and accept the limitations presented by the sensor. Purchasing the GX8 would allow me time to sell my boat and other no longer used toys, save a lot of coin, and purchase the next generation Leica M due to be released next year. Yet, it is VERY HARD to justify spending a huge amount of money on the next gen Leica. That kind of coin would pay for a lot of diesel fuel to get the F250/Hawk to far away places. Sanity may still prevail.
Perhaps, both the GX8 and A7II are calling me!
Any thoughts WS, SL and anyone else?
Thanks again for the help and responses!