I'm new to my RB67 Pro SD and have only used it a half dozen times or so and absolutely love it. I'm a landscape photographer and my cameras stay on the tripod, so weight was not that much of a factor. My biggest problem is not the camera, but rather the user. It takes more concentration to use, than say a 35mm. I would also agree that a meter is needed, but the "Sunny 16" settings have served me very well while I adjust to REAL manual photography. I can almost hear everyone laughing, honestly though a meter is on my to get list. I also have the Polaroid back and it's great for checking exposure, plus those instant results (I'm transitioning from Digital to Film). My 2 cents on purchasing one on eBay is to research each piece and find the best deal. I bought mine in pieces from several different sellers and most of the items where like new, and the body was a fresh (CLI or CLR can't remember the term for refurbished???). It's a fun camera to use.