I'm a shooter, not a collecter, so i don't give a rats ass about resale value.

As large format goes, I am preferring either a Graphic View or a press camera. I've never had movements, so I won't miss them.

Quite apart from the condition of the shutter, I would love that everything else be in pristine condition, because it probably works better. A shutter CLA is no problem. I've just done that this spring on my 1948 Zeis Ikonta and it works beautifully.

I'm 55 and anything I buy will probably end up as part of my estate, so I don't give a shit about resale value.

i'll probably just give everything photographic to Laostyle17 if they ever decide to get married. I offered to pay for a week at Sandals or Hawaii, instead of a wedding: