I guess this is my first post. I browse here often...don't know why I have never posted. I would like some opinions before I spend some very hard earned money - only to regret it later. The Bessa-L can be had fairly inexpensively - $100-$200 used on ebay. The Voigtlander Snapshot Skopar 25mm, not so inexpensive - $325-$450 used on ebay. I like the idea of the built-in exposure meter of the Bessa, being visible without having to look through a viewfinder. I have several Russian 35mm LTM rangefinders that I could use with that lens (zone focus or hyper-focal only since it won't couple with the rangefinder). I guess, in a nut shell, is there a better (read - more affordable) alternative to the Bessa + Skopar 25mm.