The issue is that the camera has a Hoya HMC UV filter permanently affixed to it - the threads were not aligned when I mounted the filter. I have tried a couple of different methods to remove it and have not been successful. You should assume that it can't be removed. Cosmetically, the camera shows a decent amount of wear. Operationally, the camera is perfect, other than the issue noted above. I purchased it from KEH in BGN condition a few years ago. About 2 years ago, the shutter button started getting sticky so I had to do the cleaning routine. The shutter release has operated normally since then. Price of $175 includes USPS priority shipping within the U.S. PayPal OK. This is my first sale on APUG, but am well referenced on the auction site and photo.net. I have also bought and sold a few things on LFF. Photos of the camera here: https://plus.google.com/photos/109579856718940052582/albums/5883247405956879041?authkey=COyLkumLibOLmwE A couple of photos I took with it here: http://www.flickr.com/groups/hexar/pool/45588417@N00/ If you have any questions or wish to contact me, please PM.