Quote Originally Posted by Erik Petersson View Post
Hi and thanks for your excellent tips. I now handled the M4-P as well, but I was put off by the bad contrast of the rangefinder. Even my fed3 is better in that respect. Search continues.

After searching the web I found that Bessa r3 has a 1.1 viewfinder, which Leica never made. There is one for sale outside of Stockholm. Just another possibility...
There are people who swear by their R3 bodies and I actually owned an R3A for a while, the 1-1 finder is a very nice feature but I got to admit after handling Leica M bodies I would never ever be happy with a VC range finder, just a total difference in smoothness, quietness, handling and feel, but that's just me.