Hey everyone, I've been considering the purchase of a mechanical Voigtlander rangefinder but have a few questions about the different cameras.
I have a Canon 7 with a 50mm f/2.8 lens, however I've had issues with light leaks and rangefinder patch alignment. It's been a nice camera, but I would like to get a more modern camera without such issues.
I currently have a Voigtlander 40mm f/1.4 VM lens that I have adapted for use with digital mirrorless cameras. Given this, the obvious choice would be an R3M however I've read that the 40mm framelines can be quite difficult to see. I also think that I would like the option of using a 35mm lens in the future as it is what I have mainly used with my photography. I figured the 35mm framelines would suffice for the 40mm anyway. Does this sound reasonable?
This brings me to the choice between the R2 and R2M. Both sound like very capable cameras on paper, but I would like to know if there are any noticeable differences or issues from a user perspective. The metering is not super important to me (I'm used to a relatively inaccurate meter on the Canon 7).
I also was wondering whether the rangefinder patch alignment is a significant issue with these cameras? I do like the idea of a modern M-mount rangefinder, but if this is an issue I feel I would be better off spending a bit more on a meter-less M4-P or similar as I haven't read much about rangefinder issues on Leicas.
I hope that all makes sense,