sean and eric, i can speak of bessa only great things, really. i have learned the rf photography on it and many of my best photos are done with bessa and noktons and skopars and ultrons, so i have a very special emotional relation with bessa. but if u have money for leica - leica is much much better in everything. the question is - can u justify the expenses of leica, do u need the quality of it and do u know how to push it, or just do u have extra $$$.