I can relate. I first lusted after the Mamiya 6, then it became the 7. I plotted and planned for years how to scrape the money together. It wasn't until my daugther got married and moved away that I had the extra to afford the camera. I had a friend of mine pick it up for me in Hong Kong. I paid about 1/3 for it that it would normally cost here. I had the advantage of him trying it out before he sent it to make sure that everything was fine. I had the tracking numbers of the package when it was enroute. I would bring it up almost hourly waiting for it to arrive. When it finnally got here, I sat on my bed and just stared at the box. I opened it so slowly and reverently. I still have that shipping box.

Enjoy and go forth my son and capture beauty.