I have a chance to buy this camera at a local antique mall. It caught my eye and for good reason, it's got a pretty awesome lens & shutter on it. The above mounted in a Compur-Rapid.
Not unlike this... http://www.flickr.com/photos/3133896...l-camerapedia/
Anyways, I'd just like to know a bit more about this camera if anyone can impart some of their wisdom. It appears to be very solidly built, the focus helicoid was smooth and the shutter even works ok, though a bit sticky. Do you think an LF shutter guy like Paul Ebel could work on it?
The f/2 Xenon is what really has me interested in it, and also the solid construction and beautiful condition. Interestingly, the back plate can open up, and loads from the bottom like a Leica.
Should I have any trouble using modern 35mm cassettes?