I'd been thinking about getting a Bessa-R4A recently to take away for a couple of months this summer as a companion for my Leica M6 - I really like wideangles and have a few of the CV ones. I didn't really have the money, but decided my Bessa-R, Bessa-L and a few bits of Olympus gear could go to help pay for it. So yesterday a few packages passed each other in the post - my old stuff went and the new R4A arrived (only 5 days from CameraQuest to the UK)
I've never really been a fan of black cameras, and I also had reservations about the matt finish. But I do actually quite like it (even though I suspect it will wear shiny and will attract greasy fingerprints from miles).
It is a bit heavier and feels generally a bit more solidly built than the Bessa-R that went out in the post.
But the thing about it that has really impressed me is the viewfinder - it's stunning. I'm going to like this
(Thanks to everyone who offered me their opinions when I was asking about it)