nothing about the bessas mike, but never liked their look i just love the contax kiev nikon style of design in a way..
looking at the big bad bay, used nikon s2 sells for roughly the same as a new R2C, albeit maybe having a better viewfinder, i'll pick the S2 if i had the chance and money
just constructed my DYI 35mm viewfinder for my soon to arrive J12, it's quite a hassle shifting eyes to focus and compose, hopefully the J12 DoF is wide enough for hyperfocal focusing..