Its great to get one out of the box that is in working condition, I have been using a Lynx 5000e, which I feel is another great camera. Sadly my MG-1 is still in pieces on the work bench. It has been so hot and my darkroom/workbench has a separate a/c unit and trying to keep the elect bill manageable is tough. I have just made a habit of changing light seals, the hardest part is getting the gunk in there out. I am also lucky to be in the same state as Jon Goodman, his seal kits make the job really easy. And my only connection to Jon is a happy customer.