Just got the back - paid $ 519 ship'd....from the day I bought it off ebay to today when it was delivered - it took 11 days....Packing was great - completely encased in styrofoam....First impression: this thing is very low tech and almost crude in its build/finish... there are still some metal shavings inside the thing ! BUT - it looks like it will work !

The cheap black yarn used as a light seal was not in the best shape in one area - so I patched with my own light seal kit...the focusing unit - again crude, looks like it will work well in the field with its a long bellows for viewing the ground glass.... I will shoot this beast in the next few days and let you all know how it goes..

Dan