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Old 07-09-2018   #9
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being that the bessa cameras are inferior in just about every way to leica with the exception of price maybe.

They still hold up well. I've never had a bessa but I did have an RD1 for a while and it felt solid. Rangefinder was nice but still had the same flaw that bessas and ikons have. You have to have your eye perfectly centered within the frame in order to see the rangefinder patch accurately. Leica's don't have this problem is they are in perfect working order.

Shutter sound on the RD1 was actually better than the M8. No automatic recocking sound, more solid but higher pitched click and the shutter release being mechanical felt better.

Just my observations. But on film the leica shutters blew the bessa ones out of the water for sound. For reliability...
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