I know they are nothing special, but I've been hooked on the Rollei SL35M and SL35ME for years. I like their size, weight, feel, and "whir-clunk" when they fire. The problem is the unreliability of the shutters and metering system. I've gone through so many of these cameras. I get one, it breaks, I fix it, or use it as a parts body for the next one. Right now I have two SL35M's; one works fine and one has a nonworking meter. As for SL35ME's, they are heartbreakers. The metering system is so unreliable. The camera can be working perfectly and the next shot it conks out. I own three nonworking SL35ME's and one that was working but is sputtering at the moment with an unknown short. The Rollei system evolved into the trim, solid-state, reliable SL35E. I own one and love it. But it doesn't give me any problems! Those older models are such a challenge. One of these days I hope to have dependable, working versions of all. If it's possible.