Oh that sounds fab!! It's not so much for the newness, it's more to get a sense of operation and ergonomics, for what it's worth in a 100+ year old basic camera design, before I send off my hard-earned pennies!! As for being hurried, well I did have half a mind to get one before I go stomping around Sweden and Switzerland in July (the "Sw" countries), so I guess it depends when the meet actually is... Kevin? Mick?