No offense intended. I have no real experience with Topcon, I was an Air Force photographer, but I was stationed near several Navy bases and talked with Navy photographer mates. Lens were very good, but no matter how well a camera handles it must hold up in hard daily use. The military is very hard on equipment which is why you don't see much around. When I worked for the wire services I did not know any photojournalists who shot with Topcon, maybe by that time, early 80s, Topcon had already stoped production of its 35 mm line.