My foray into the Sony world has not been cheap. This, from a devoted Nikon shooter. Last year I started with the RX100, then the RX100 Mk. ii, then an a7ii, 55/1.8 ZA, 28/2 FE and a plain ol' a7, the last four all just this summer. While the a7/a7ii are fine cameras, I wanted something a little more stealthy for street shooting. Something compact with fantastic glass, great IQ and a near-silent shutter. All that thinking led me down a rabbit hole to the RX1. When I first heard of this camera a few years back, I was thinking no way, $3K for a single focal length compact? Must be some camera to ask that kind of coin. I thought, I'll never be able to afford it. Fast forward to now. Started doing some more research on the RX1 / RX1R / RX1Rii family and got intrigued all over again. OK, this time, I'm in, but I can't afford $3K. The search to find a nice used one is on. Searched all the usual suspects (ebay, CL, NY discounters, camera shops all across the US, camera forums) and came up somewhat empty. It looked like all the RX1s I could afford sold before I could even reply. Hmmmm. So last nite, I put the thought out to the universe in the form of a WTB: post on another camera forum. Surely someone out there must have an RX1 at a price tag I can afford. Within an hour, got a response from someone who lives a couple hours away. Price was good, fellow seemed friendly, and most importantly, he had the EVF for sale as well, an accessory I consider mandatory for this camera unless you get the RX1Rii with the pop-up finder. Drove down there this morning, and by 8am, had a real RX1R with EVF in my hands. No time to play with it yet, but it certainly seems like quite the camera. Reminds me a little bit of the Leica CL when it first came out (not that I could afford one of those back then either, but I had rich friends who occasionally would let me play with theirs). Curious to see if anyone else has fallen into this RX1/R/ii rabbit hole as well, and what your experiences with this camera are.