I like tons of them! However, if I had to be stuck with one, it would be a Canon F-1 version two. Not the '80s one, but the second version of the '70s one. The advance stroke is shorter than the first model and the lever hooks my thumb better because it comes out more when in the "ready" position. Also, the meter can be set up to EI 3200, as opposed to EI 2000 on the first version. They are solid, versatile, and simple, yet full featured. My only gripe is that they do not incorporate the QL system, which really is about as quick as can be!