I've used several different brands over the years...always wanted to try a Leica. I've had a number of different Nikons and my most favourite would be the Nikon F Photomic. Well made and reliable when I bought one new in 1969 (that one was stolen) and now the one I have in 2012 is still functioning with out a problem. I really enjoyed the Nikkormat ELW for many years as well.