Hikari (above) is fairly local to Bristol, and he's agreed to let me check out his Mamiya 6...so I'm all set, thanks all. Curt, I do wear glasses, but even squinting through a Contax G1 is no problem for me--I adjust quickly. Regarding the Mamiya 7ii: lovely piece of machinery, but bigger than the 6, and if it I were to purchase my usual lens setup (mild wide, mid range, and mild tele) it would cost way more than my gear is worth...plus, I do like the 6X6 format...Vincent