C/V meter II
While I'm eagerly waiting for the arrival of my clip on meter form Gandy, I'd like to explain to you why I think it's even better than a built-in meter for stealthy metering during people photography: With a built-in meter inorder to take a reading you have to put the camera up to your eye. When taking candid people pics, holding the cam to your eye while fiddling with aperture and shutter speed, draws attention to yourself and your intent. If you are lucky, there is an alternate scene in another direction to take a substitute reading of. With the external exposure indicator of the C/V meter II, you can take a meter reading of the actual schene and adjust the camera for exposure, all without holding the camera to your eye. If people see you, all they see is you fiddling with your camera at waist or chest level, in an non-aggressive way. The meter readout of the Bessa L would be perfect in this regard, because the settings do not need to be transfered to the camera.
(I just like to conceptualize a new photo gear purchase while I'm waiting for it.) Any thoughts on this from others?