Thank you again for the replies. I'm OK with a heavy camera, I'm used to carrying around a couple of them & my intention is to focus on just one body & two lenses for a while so overall weight will probably be less. I also have a Contaflex which I use when I only want to carry a small camera. I'm arranging to meet the seller next week so I can get my hands on the 1V and feel it; will make a final decision then though I think I am going to go ahead & buy it.