Yeah it is a heavy camera buit that doesn't mean it can't be hand held.. I do it all the time for street n other shoots.
non metered is a problem???? REALLY???? Metered prisms are never reliable nort accurate.. get a hand held meter!
Yes if it is a shot camera.. I mean can't be fixed.. then walk away. But if a CLA is all she needs n probably does.. GO FOR IT!
Many of these old pro cameras have been abandoned so now that they are turning up in the hands of amature cheap skates.... a CLA is not a death sentence!
Old taxi cabes ran for 500,000 miles. why? they got regualr maintenance whether it needed or not.. same is true for these cameras.. they go on till someone kills em with neglect.
I'll take it if the CLA is the worst part of the deal.
FUNGUS IS A DEAL BREAKER!