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Jeffery: Do you wear glasses? If so, how is the Zeiss' eye relief compared to an M .72x viewfinder? --Peter At 06:25 PM 1/11/2006 -0800, "Jeffery Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: >I've handled the new Zeiss-Ikon rangefinder, and it's not in Leica's league. >Not to say that it's bad. I would put it a cut above the Bessa R2a, though >the two are very similar in layout. It looks like the body was inspired by >the Leica M5 (kind of boxy with the rewind knob recessed on the bottom). >Like the Bessas and Leicas, the viewfinder is very VERY bright. And the >sound of the shutter is closer to Leica M7 than the Bessa. It doesn't have >the heft of a Leica M6, and the metal seems less substantial (I had to tap >it a lot with my fingernail to ascertain that the top was metal). What it >comes down to is, would you rather have an M7 or something that costs 1/2 of >the M7 that may last as long as film does (and the latter is disappearing >fast!).