I kind of like the mechanical-age construction of the Topcon bodies; it inspires confidence, and feels like it might also damp mirror vibrations. You do have to be careful not to get sucked into the camera's gravity well, though.
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The lady of the house has to be a pretty swell sort of person to put up with the annoyance of a photographer.
-The Little Technical Library, _Developing, Printing, And Enlarging_
Be careful when buying lens, Topcon made 2 lines of cameras, the RE 2 used the same lens mount as the Super D (a side note the Super D was used the Navy for a few years in the 70s) and a consumer level with leaf mount shutters, the lens are not interchangable.
There are lenses for early Topcons like Topcon B 'Auto Topcor'
There are lenses for the RE Super/Super D and RE-2/D-1 'RE Auto Topcor'
There are lenses with leaf shutters for Auto 100/Unirex 'UV Topcor'
Thanks for all the comments everyone. I reckon I'll be keeping this one and running a role of film through it at some point soon.
It's a heavy lump of metal though. I can't see myself carrying it around on a regular basis.
The cure for that is to get an 8x10 view camera, and go hiking with it. After several long hikes with the 8x10, tripod, some filmholders, a lens or two, some other accessories, lunch, and etcetera, carrying that tiny featherweight 35mm won't bother you a bit.
The Topcons were/are great cameras and deserve more recognition than they get.