Quote Originally Posted by gareth harper

That Zeiss looks lovely, wonder what the price will be though.

Thanks for all that, you've cleared up a few rangefinders points that were puzzling me. Cheers.
Gareth, the Zeiss Ikon lists at B&H for $1619, but it is available for only 780 GBP ($1425 USD) at Robert White in London.

If you like autofocus but want to be able to take advantage of the benefits of rangefinder lenses, look at the Contax G2. Pricies are low now.