You will be happy with Cord.
- Not hard at all. Its not heavy compare to modern d****** cameras.
- Va here, focusing knob is on left-hand side. Vb has the possibility to interchange the focusing screen easily.
- Manual cocking shutter.
- Loading film is easy but I have no experience with flex.
- Film advance takes time but its fun to turn the knob.
Please get a rolleifix(kind of expensive) for tripod mount and a hood to start with...