Thanks for the many suggestions, so far.
This is my short-list.
-Olympus OM-1n + 40mm f2.0 or 50mm f1.8
-Pentax MX + 40mm f2.8
-Nikon FM + 45mm f2.8
Mechanical Shutter is my preference, it is not a deal breaker. There are quite a few small mechanical cameras, so I wouldn't really need to go with an electronic shuttered camera. Or so it seems.
The PEN sound sweet, but full-frame is even sweeter.
Contax sounds cool too, but it is more expensive than the above aforementioned cameras..asides from the lens quality (maybe).
I'd go Pentax MX + 40/2.8 if I am absolutely OK with a 40mm lens. This settup seems not too expensive and very well-rounded. The OM -1 also sounds excellent too but the 40/2.0 is much more expensive than the Pentax 40/2.8 and I don't need extra speed. The 50mm f1.8 is appealing because it is dirt cheap, and small. The Nikon FM + 45/2.8 sounds comparable in size, maybe a tad bulkier (I'm guessing), but that 45mm focal length is a plus for me.
After writing this reply, I am leaning towards Nikon. How is the 45mm? I assume that the FM + 45mm f2.8 is not too much larger than the other combinations and I also assume that it is not much more expensive. Are these assumptions correct?
I think that the size differences won't be substantial, but are all of these lenses decent? I don't need to have the absolute best lens.
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