If you can scarf up the shekels, by all means buy a Panoram! Like Karl said, they are a great deal for a 6x17 camera. Even with the meniscus lens, they take real nice pictures. The early models (no letter designation, but prior to #1-B model) came stock with a RR lens that was even better. Of course, the cat's meow is the special order ones like Karl's with the Goerz glass.