Besides being black (and a good fondler), it's a Hell of a nice machine. It's solid, smooth and it feels good. I love its ease of use with it's auto exposure. I love it's Leica-like shutter whomp. But most of all, I love it's bargain price. Yup. I love the Bessa R3A, as far as new rangefinder cameras go. The only thing this Bessa is missing is a Zeiss-like 50mm F2 lens from Cosina.