Continued thanks for the recommendations. This is turning into a good thread as there are no others on the web. Keep 'em coming.
I've dealt with a seperate RF/VF with my Leica iii, and small squinty viewfinders with my Ikonta. I'm still on the fence between a Colorist II and the Revere 33. Both seem to be equals in original build quality and lenses. I'm not sure how their aggregate relaibilty has been over the years. From what I can tell, the major difference are:
Revere 33: Has bubble level in viewfinder, but hotshoe won't work with a normal flash.
Colorist II: Normal hotshoe, but no bubble level.
Any other thoughts?