What do you mean by "unproven"?
I hope I won't have to CLA yet. They've been taken apart and serviced at some time. If they work now and work for the next 2-3 years, I'm very happy. By then I decide which one I like more.
Originally Posted by Patrick Robert James
I've spent the last few hours trying to understand my new cameras, my relationship to them and the promises they bring.
The fact is, I wasn't planning to buy a leica. I was thinking about them for a while, but I simply needed a body for zeiss sonnar. I was counting on some a bessa or a zeiss ikon if it's a good deal.
Bessas go for 400 and the difference seemed negligible for the "leica experience"
Now I'm looking at them. The body seems like a polished lovechild between a fed and a bessa. I know, I know. It's the original. But bessa has a better (brighter? ) viewfinder.
And the slow realization that there's pressure to justify me owning Leica with good images. No other camera purchase has been as introspective so far.