Quote Originally Posted by tjaded View Post
I'm well versed in old cameras...I think the newest camera I have is a 500c from the 70's! I've got tons of rangefinders from this era, and I would have to say that the Leica & Contax are great, Canon very good, Minolta not so hot. The Zorki is just made very poorly. I'm sure there are tons of good ones out there, but this particular one is extremely sloppy. Nothing fits together well.
Leica & Contax are great for what? Same question for Canon, Minolta, etc...

I had and still have many soviet cameras and even if they behave differently, they are all effective. In fact, the main trouble I have with rangefinders is from a Contax IIa with a very tight bayonet; it is a pain to mount or dismount its Zeiss Sonnar lens...