The XG-7 was my Dad's 1st SLR, the camera that started my family on it's photographic journey. He later sold it to a fellow engineer when he decided to go Nikon, with the FE/FE-2. I just bought a XG-7, with the 50mm f/1.4 Rokkor, and fell so in love with it that I bid for and won an XD-11. The only "complaint" I might have with the XG-7 is the light meter is somewhat slow to respond. You can actually see the coupling pin move and slide. Aside from that? The camera is a joy to use.