Bessa R vs, R3a

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    What are the main differences between these 2 cameras?
     
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    Main differences are screw vs M mount and aperture priority auto exposure. Some people say that he R3a is also built better. I have an R and it is no all that bad. You can use pretty much every screw mount lens on a M mount camera with an adapter, but you can't go the other way. The Rs can be had for much less money. but are only available used.

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    In addition to what the others said, the cameras seemed to use more metal and less plastic in successive models.

    I think an R2 or one of the other M-mount cameras would be the better choice, if only because you have the option of using either M-mount or screw-mount lenses.
     
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    Thanks!