The bodies do not go for big dollars but the accessory lenses are sought after. As for a user, after a service, they are really a nice carry camera and fin to use. It does take a little getting used as they ar different somewhat from what became the classic 35mm slr. I had one for a few years without the aux lenses and had fond memories and good results from it. As usable today as when it was new but depending on the model, you may want to disregard the meter if it has one. They have an almos ideal balance and weight (at least for me) for hand holding, something many cameras d not have.