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    Maybe the Russians made something that fits?

    thanks for all the answers, by the way

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    Russian bodies:servicable, but less reliable than either a Bessa or a Leica ltm plus they lack the build quality and elegance of a Leica ltm and the ease of use and modern slickness of a Bessa R. That being said, Fed and Zorki ltm's are pretty solid cameras as are the Kiev Contax knock-offs, the glass is usually damn good and both used to set one back less than $50 usd in the US (before we started burning dollar bills in lieu of oil) with the 50mm so they should be cheaper and more plentiful in Europe.

    Here a great site with good info on the zorki and fed families : http://cameras.alfredklomp.com/
    I find this site informative and true to my experinces using various cameras he discusses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jersey Vic View Post
    Russian bodies:servicable, but less reliable than either a Bessa or a Leica ltm plus they lack the build quality and elegance of a Leica ltm and the ease of use and modern slickness of a Bessa R. That being said, Fed and Zorki ltm's are pretty solid cameras as are the Kiev Contax knock-offs, the glass is usually damn good and both used to set one back less than $50 usd in the US (before we started burning dollar bills in lieu of oil) with the 50mm so they should be cheaper and more plentiful in Europe.

    Here a great site with good info on the zorki and fed families : http://cameras.alfredklomp.com/
    I find this site informative and true to my experinces using various cameras he discusses.

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    The Cosina/Voigtlander Bessa T - one of my personal favorites

    http://www.cameraquest.com/VCBT.htm
    (New) Bessa T camera body ($279.00)
    No built in view finder: 35.8mm base length, 1.5x magnification rangefinder with an effective Rangefinder base length of 53.7 mm -- LONGER than a .72 M6, long enough to accurately focus any Leica M lens.

    M mount 40/1.4 Nokton $349.00 Multi-Coated lens

    http://www.cameraquest.com/voigtlen.htm

    CV 40mm Bright line Finder -- unique finder - - $128.00

    http://www.cameraquest.com/voigtacc.htm
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    the Leica has one big advantage (beyond the shutter noise and the lousy RF of the earlier Cosinas) - íf you buy a used one today, the price is set for the next decade, you´ll always get back the same money you paid for it.
    Hmm, it's interesting to look back on this comment from 2004 and see how far used Leica prices have fallen in the subsequent 4 years.

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    This is a many a tail, it is not like a Leica. That is cause it is not a Leica. I do have on a R, it is my pocket every time i go out. A field a Street. A great little camera. Plus you can if you want add Leica lenses if you so wish. So lets stop pretending, it is not a Leica.

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