Thanks John, but you are not helping to make the waiting more bearable... :)
Anyway, I Always wanted to try one, I have a small Bronica SQ system which I like (and a Rolleicord as well) but I wanted something non-rectangular and something that could be used eye-level. We'll see how it meets the expectations.
Mamiya EF2. Plastic body, thumb wheel winder, crank rewind, guesstimate focus, and 3 element lens. It is built rather well, has an under-exposure LED, and a flash. It can operate without batteries although without the flash and meter. It's almost Lomo.
Once I picked this up at a local thrift store, I had to have it. I blew $4 on it.
Leica IIIf black dial (1951/52) w/ a Leitz Elmar 5cm f3.5 coated lens and a 135mm f4.5 Steinheil Culminar lens. Everything works fine!
So I was out thrift shopping with my family and I found a gem today that really excited me. I spotted a very very clean Nikon F (late serial, 1971 I think) with an equally clean 50mm f/2 Non-AI. They were asking $49 for the kit so I grabbed it. I was pretty excited to find such a beast at a thrift store and not have it be $200+ like so many California thrift stores like to charge these days.
I should be getting a Nikon FG the beginning of next week. A very nice gentleman from Texas had bought a lot of various items, it was in it and he didn't want it. He offered it to me if I would cover the postage! Very fair deal and a great start to the new year.
Here is my Christmas presents to myself: an F2 ordered directly from Mr. Wong in the UK (just the body; I already had the prism and motor drive).