Originally Posted by Huss
The RF experience is the same with other cameras, in as much they are cameras as well. Having used Canon and Nikon RF cameras, I can tell you the viewfinders and RF patches do not come close to that on Leicas.
In some respects the viewfinders in the rangefinders from the other companies were better.
The pre-war Zeiss has a massive rangefinder base with a larger finder patch.
Most Nikons are 1.0x viewfinders, an increase of 10% over an M3 and 40% over a 0.72 Leica, in a lighter, more compact body.
Some of the Canons had three magnification settings for the viewfinder -- wide-angle, normal, telephoto.
And back when they all made rangefinders, Leitz optics were not the best.
Each camera system has their own strengths and weaknesses. To say Leica Ms are clearly tops, shows lack of experience with other cameras.
I've shot Leica products exclusively for two decades, and their products are very nice, but all those companies produced nice products.