I have slowly been lured over to the 'dark side' - which in my case means SLR cameras instead of rangefinders - and am considering adding an SLR in the next month or so. <br> <br> So far I'm drawn towards the Alpa cameras. <br>Good lenses and really well made bodies are the most important criteria. It should also be able to work fully at all shutter speeds without the use of batteries. I prefer manual focus. <br> <br> Would appreciate any suggestion for good 'classic' SLR's as I'm sure there a number of them I haven't even thought of. <br> If it helps, my favorite rangefinder cameras are Leica M3, Leica III (F) and Contax IIIa. My one SLR is my Hasselblad 500C/M. <br> Thanks.