Years back when the R3A was new I went with this setup. It was fine. I sold it off though as disappointingly I found the 40 Nokton to lack any unique character to my liking. And the R3A to lack the quality and fit/finish I wanted in a rangefinder body. I particularly disliked the shutter feel and sound. Instead went with a nice user M3 that I got for $550 from Youxin Ye and an ugly (barrel not glass) but perfectly functional 50/2 Summicron DR that I got for $500 from someone here on APUG. Could not be more pleased with the quality of the Leica's better build, classic quiet shutter and smooth advance and the 'cron has such gorgeous sharpness with moderate contrast that I desire in most of my B&W work.
I know many like the VC bodies but to me for the price they are just not up to snuff, not when I can get used M2/3 bodies for similar prices. True no internal meter but I found that not as important as I once did...
So, apart from the Leica (yawn) brag, what specifically didn't you like about the Nokton?
Last edited by Andy K; 10-17-2012 at 10:31 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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