Thanks for the warm welcome. I've learned a lot in the last few weeks lurking this site and look forward to sharing some of my photos.
The R2 was taken with a D70 that I borrowed from a friend. Prior to the R2, the only camera I own was a Stylus Epic. I wanted a good camera. My friend tried to convince me to buy the D70 so he let me borrow it. I debated between the Bessa and the D70 and ended up with the R2.