Only last night I dug mine out to take it with me on a trip next week. I effectively got mine for nothing - bought a box of camera kit for a couple of specific Pentax items and found the 35RC lurking in the bottom with a dead meter and covered in grime. It cleaned up very well and I easily sorted the meter (lead disconnected from battery holder), renewed all the foam then covered it with green leather from Cameraleather. It takes excellent photos, both in terms of lens performance and exposure and has a lot going for it. A good carry everywhere camera, if a little larger and heavier than its more modern, plastic P & S competitors.