Why I love the Bessa R3A

Discussion in 'Rangefinder Forum' started by Frank-G, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. Frank-G

    Frank-G Inactive

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    Besides being black (and a good fondler), it's a Hell of a nice machine. It's solid, smooth and it feels good. I love its ease of use with it's auto exposure. I love it's Leica-like shutter whomp. But most of all, I love it's bargain price. Yup. I love the Bessa R3A, as far as new rangefinder cameras go. The only thing this Bessa is missing is a Zeiss-like 50mm F2 lens from Cosina. :cool:
     
  2. Roger Hicks

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    I find the shutter sounds of the Bessa and the Leica distinctly different, and the meter in the R2A/R3A is the least satisfactory of any of the Bessas. Also, as my 'standard' lens is 35mm, I find the 1:1 finder less than perfect. I'd rather have my (olive green) R2 or my (black paint) MP, thanks. And I suspect I'd prefer an R2M to an R2A.

    Then again I don't fondle cameras much.

    Cheers,

    Roger