Originally Posted by Patrick Robert James
If you asked me whether I would take a free Bessa or a spend a few hundred for an M2, I would take the M2. The only finder better than a Leica is the ZI. Enjoy your cameras Andrey.
That's basically it. Bessas go for 350 on auction, 400 in person. The difference seemed to be worth it to get into Leica.
The major benefit is that the foam seals don't turn to mucky mess.