Not everyone will agree with me that the Bessa is best. However, it certainly is the best 35mm rangefinder for the buck. Sure I'd love to have a Contax G2 but the only place I could find selling new bodies costs about $1450 Canadian. Then there is the matter of buying a new 45mm lens (the best lens). I'd love to have the best body or even second best, the Ikon, however, I've settled with the third best being the Bessa R3A which is best for the buck making it #1. The black one.