Quote Originally Posted by white.elephant View Post
I assume you have personal experience with each of these? I'm at the point of decision between the Bessa and the Ikon. This would be my first rangefinder, so the issue is the risk of the price. Both seem relatively easy to re-sell if I found RFs untenable for some reason.

But the Ikon's rep seems more solid.

Yes, I've used all three, as well as a Leica LTM and an M6 (sold the M6 quite some time ago and still have a IIIf) and a number of other cameras.

If you're simply testing the waters, I'd probably go the Cosina Voigtlander Bessa route. It's less outlay of cash, and they're reasonably easy to resell.

But it's probably the camera that will hold its value the least, unless you buy used. If you buy used, you won't lose much on the resale of a Cosina Voigtlander Bessa.