I bought my Seagull in China and it's probably about 35 years old now. This is my first MF camera too and I was hooked after I saw what a friend's Yashica could do - I get good results with mine but the first quote was right on that you could get more if you look around on ebay, etc. I haven't had any problems such as light leaks, etc. but I'm also the guy looking for a close up lens. The next time I get through Hong Kong I'm planning on looking for a old Yashica or something a step up - but it's a lot of fun! I also just started with a FED 3 rangefinder - I have to learn to focus very carefully but the older Kiev's give very nice results too. Enjoy!