I have both MF and 35mm cameras but want a 35mm rangefinder. I am not interesting in its collector's value; I want a good user with a fast lens. I have suffered recently from 2 bad eBay purachses - one an XA that died shortly after it arrived and now a 14E that I can't open and does seem to be in the same condition as the seller described. Enough of that -

Question: w/o spending a mint. I want to know what good users are out there. I may continue my search for an XA because I could keep it in my briefcase. I do not want to spend the money on a Leica (at this time in my life) but would consider a Contax (through to the G1). Tell me what you like about the RF and what are its shortcomings.

Luke