The R3 is one of my favourite cameras ever. Not because of the brand, simply because I love the design! Maybe it´s a nostalgic feeling too, because the R3 was one of the first cameras I ever saw with photographer´s eyes. Some weeks ago I could trade a R3 body with winder and grip for next to nothing. The grip is not very pleasing for me, but the rest is great! I still can´t afford a Leica lens, but I have two adaptall zooms and got me a Leica adapter.