Good News...I have about £1000 to convert to some metal and glass, top of the list at the moment is a Hasselblad SWC. Strangely a lot of the second-hand models Ive seen advertised are black finish. One of the things I like about my 500cm and 501 is that they wear very well, underneath the crome is well, more chrome. Has anyone any comments about how well the black finish lasts? Bad News......Amateur Photographer magazine has been "re-vamped" and they seem to have missed Roger Hicks off the back page. I'm thinking of writing a strongly worded letter to someone. Good news......In the same edition of AP, Jessops (UK based chain of camera shops) have issued a profit warning. Their business strategy of dropping all second-hand gear and most film cameras in favour of box-shifting digital appears to have fallen a bit flat. I hope that at some time in the future I will get a local camera shop back where you can speak to knowlegable people and I could "eyeball" my future SWC first-hand. I used to have three local camera shops that offered this service, and I bet if they were still around I would have a much lower bank balance.