Originally Posted by stillshunter
Pioneer, are you referring to the original LTM-version 'R 'or the Bessa R range more generally?
I have the R, the R2C (Contax) and the R3A so it is obvious I have no problem using the Voigtlander Bessa cameras. That being said however, the Leica Barnack cameras are in a league of their own regarding build.
But the newest Barnack, the IIIg, is fast approaching 60 now, and they were built for a completely different generation. Most people appreciate the modern amenities provided by the Bessa cameras. As Juan says, they are very reliable cameras so I doubt you will be disappointed with the R3A.