You are right; that is a huge benefit,but I don't know anything that smells betterthan a Hassy or a brand-new Carl Xeiss lens. there ia romance there somewhereJust holding them is pure joy.this is well beyond pride of ownership.I also forgot to mention,that it was my father's dream camera,which he could never affordand now that he is unfortunately gone.I like to believe that he iswatching me when I'm holding it.