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    Why I love the Bessa R3A

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank-G
    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.
    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



 

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