I might give one a try. I'm happy with a 50mm and no meter.
I had a Konica Auto S2 and Lynx 14 but i wasn't happy with the build.
I had a Canon P but I found it too hard to focus (patch was near invisible).
I have a Retina IIIc which I love but it isn't ready-to-shoot (folder).
I have a Retina IIIs but it has a shutter problem. It's a bit slower to shoot b/c of the EV system and general ergonomics and harder to focus than my IIIc.
Overall my favorite is the Retina IIIc, but like I said, it isn't ready to shoot.
A Bessa would probably be a "better" user for the money because of it's viewfinder/rangefinder alone (I have no need for meters and automation) but I love solid metal cameras too much. I'm not sure if I'd be happy with an FSU b/c of quality control issues, so that leaves me with Nikon, Contax and Leica.
Since I don't mind my squinty Retina IIIc viewfinder, I don't think that I would be bothered with a IIIf viewfinder...maybe the dual viewfinder/rangefinder but that is something that one can get used to.
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