I'm sure - I know, I've been browsing the forum - the regulars get these a couple of times a month, and I'vebeen back a few pages to see what the advice is... but none of the other threads quite answers my query. So here it is. Having messed about with a Zorki 4a as a kid which my dad bought, pretty much by accident as far as I can tell, I've slid back into photography after purloining a Fuji 6900 digital my wife bought and from there to an Olympus XA2 bought for a song off eBay. I've had fun with both, but the Fuji's too slow, too automated, and cracks through batteries, and the Olympus is great (realising what a good lens is like was similar to listening to a decent stereo for the first time) but I'd like a longer lens. I figure I can get a lot better quality film camera for the money than digital, I prefer being more in control, and I don't like being in thrall to expensive electronics. What I think I'm after (and correct me if I'm wrong) is a camera to use when the XA2 isn't right - portraiture and any situation when I can't barge into the middle of the action. So I'm thinking of a rangefinder with a longer lens, say in the 70-90 bracket. And cheapish. In an ideal world, with an ideal bank account, I'd go for a Bessa as entry level but life's just not ideal. So something Russian seems likely. But what? How much? Where from (I'm in the UK). All wisdom, rampant prejudice, and wry comments much appreciated. Matt PS. I'm not entirely averse to an old-but-good SLR either, a K1000 or OM10 say.