Yes indeed, i bought an old 3.5 in Tokyo for $50 last month, viewing lens has loads of fungus, the body is very worn and not very nice to look at, viewfinder dim as heck. But the taking lens is clear and the shutter-mecanics still works well, with fair timings on slower shutters, body still light tight.
- It's just too cheap to get fixed up, so I suppose this camera will be a display-piece mostly.
The photos from the camera, though, are actually amazing (i think my 3.5 is from the early 50's). I'm very impressed and indeed with Rolleiflex as a whole, thats why I am looking for a "good one" and F2.8 F. ^^
(I don't care so much for the newest GX/FX ones really)
The only thing that was wrong with my 3.5, was faulty focus.
I fixed that by opening up the front and screw-adjust the viewing lens, while correlating by viewing trough the taking lens on bulb exposure, using a Hasselblad focusing screen and a negative magnifier.
After the adjustment, it was spot on and, as mentioned, very sharp. ^^