The smaller sensor effectively extends the lenses 1.5x - so my beloved 50mm Noct becomes a rather less usable 75mm, and the best effective 35mm lens is not fast enough. The 6.1 megapixel quality doesn't approach that of film, too, but I could accept that if all my lenses stayed the same. I agree, the VF of the Bessa R2 and the RD-1 are pretty bright. The former was one of my favourite cameras, if it wasn't so damn loud and flimsy I would have kept it. Simillar to the modern Ms, which I also don't think are that great compared to the older models. The rangefinder isn't accurate enough for use with superfast lenses, but I guess that's okay since usuable superfast lenses are hardly available given the field of view correcton. Still that's what I find most appealing about Leica glass - small, sharp, superfast lenses - and they are not quite at home with the Epson. I wish they were, because the lack of a truly viable digital M has turned me off to shooting in general.