I won my "R" 5 or six years ago.after useing an SLR for a long time and I have to say it seemed like a "cheapy" as after using the older SLR's it just felt like a toy. My collection moved toward the Canon's a, vi-t,a III, the IIf, a 7and 3 P's. but after a bit of use it has become a favorite to me. A big plus is the LTM/M-39 lens mount. My personal taste run to the classic glass. There are others but the German, Japanese, or Russian glass is hard to beat. Should you decide to purchase enjoy!