Recently acquired one myself and have used it during about four printing sessions, now. Really a pleasure to use once you get the autofocus set. Previously used a Valoy II, which worked great but the V35 removes some steps from the printing process. Just turn it on and go. I've even been thinking about selling my Valoy II!

Did yours come with the red filter that goes below the lens?

Also, as far as Dektol goes, it's a fine print developer but it doesn't last very long in the tray. I used it for a long time, mostly out of habit, but have since moved onto LPD.

Enjoy! Let us know how your printing goes.