*Rambling alert!* I've had one more canon body stop working on me last day. This left me without a "good" film system. I have a couple of bodies here and there with random 50mm lenses on it, but no wides, no teles in one package. Now I am rethinking my equipment history and the cost/benefit ratios of the equipment I bought. From that, considering I am not a heavy user, any new body I probably wouldn't be able to wear down. I regret not buying the FM3a while it was still new at BHphoto. I almost pulled the trigger on it, but then decided to buy into Canon FD. A wonderful journey filled with shutter squeaks, erratic bodies and ruined shoots. I don't want to bother with fully mechanical cameras anymore. Just like mechanical watches, they're largely a thing of the past. I want to know what time it is, and quartz does quite a good job. So, I want: 1) an electronically timed shutter 2) easily accessible batteries 3) a new body that is currently manufactured Bessa seems one obvious choice, but I don't see the real quality in it. 600 bucks for a camera is cheap. New leicas are out of the pricerange. Zeiss Ikon ZM seems like a good choice and fits the bill. It only costs as much as a prosumer DSLR and seems to have a decent viewfinder specs at .72 magnification, which I need for my wides. It seems I have found my cam. Does anybody have one?