I'm still using my 1000 DTL bought new about 30 years ago. I bought it for the spot meter function but that stopped working awhile back. Everything else is fine but the camera really hasn't seen much use in recent years as I've gone to large and medium format. Lot's of good lenses out there but changing them is sort of a pain compared to newer systems. Stop down match needle metering. Not a bad camera but take away the spot meter and there's not much to recommend it over other 35's of the era.