Yeah, I know what you mean about the shutter; mines still as loud today as it was when I bought it, I’ve just become use to it, until I use my FM3a and then I think…hang on, this has a mirror and it’s……still, the R2 is a gem to use otherwise. Think the R seemed a touch louder (subjectively) as it had a plastic top. Funny that the R/R2 is defunct yet Rollie/Cosina are still producing the 35 RF…or are they? Nice but too much dosh in my view for an R/R2 with cosmetic/re-badge adaptation. Wonder if the shutter’s any better? Brad (he’s the one searching for an R/R2 might go for the R2a if can’t get either of the others, only he’s a ‘mechanical’ nut and the new Bessa’s are ‘BATTERY’ dependent. He’s into street shots so I guess he’ll buy a 35/2,5 with it. Just read the review of the R3A in this months Black & White; nice to see such an informative review in there again: Hicks and Schultz, the dynamic duo. Going to take a look at CVUG, see what I can find.
Originally Posted by mikeg
All the best Mike