Quote Originally Posted by John Koehrer View Post
Another Glll suggestion from the middle of the country.
The XA doesn't have a very impressive rangefinder compared to the Larger cameras. It is also completely battery dependent.
Quote Originally Posted by O.P.;
I'm interested in trying a rangefinder. I've never used one but I'm attracted to the quiet
leaf shutter for street shooting.
The Olympus XA fits this description perfectly ! It has the quiet leaf shutter that the O.P. asked for.

Quote Originally Posted by O.P.;
It also uses the auto exposure mode ( sets shutter speed ) when I do this.
The Olympus XA also fits this description perfectly uses the auto exposure mode
( sets shutter speed ).

Quote Originally Posted by O.P.;
And I dial in the focus distance on the lens.
Besides having a good rangefinder focusing system, it also has an easy to operate
hyperfocal focusing system. This acts as a form of A.F.

Quote Originally Posted by O.P.;
It could be a fixed lens. I do want quality IQ. My price range somewhere around $200.00 for a
fully CLAed one lens kit. Less of course is always better.
Again, the Olympus XA also fits this description perfectly !


Quote Originally Posted by John Koehrer View Post
Barnack was the designer of the original Leica. Very compact bodies
and thread mount lenses. 1st model wasn't interchangeable Leica copies can be Russian(FED), Japanese(Tower,Canon,Nicca+more) Russian lenses can be hit or miss
Finally, in my opinion, this does not fit the requirements that the O.P. laid down as I've attempted
to point out. If he wants an interchangeable LTM camera, he should just buy a Voigtlander Bessa R, or T.

But this would be out of the O.P.'s price range.