Quote Originally Posted by Woolliscroft
I have both and love my Bessa R. It should be fine for you and you can always add a Leica after the impoverished student phase and still use the same lenses for both. My only reservation is that the Bessas have a shorter rangefinder baseline so their focusing isn't quite as accurate. Most of the time you will never notice, but you might if you use longer focus lenses wide open at any distance.

I also have both and agree with David - except for one small point. My Voigtlander is the T model which has a long rangefinder baseline. Different Voigtlander models have different rangefinder baseline lengths.