Today I drove to Gary, Indiana, to visit with my mom. It's been a bit since I've spent time out here.
The G2 is in the shop, so I brought the best camera I could, with the SECOND best lens I have for it- the Mamiya Universal with the 75mm f/5.6 and a Polaroid back (loaded with B&W, though I have two other packs of Fuji color to be loaded)
As a comment to "What Can Go Wrong," the system isn't complicated except by "discrete components." I have three backs, two bodies, and several lenses. The lenses have almost always needed shutter work (Tony Sansone was good, but was sometimes less than completely thorough). I bought two of the backs "as rebuilt" by Tony Sansone and have been trouble free, along with two of the Polaroid backs. The other equipment I've purchases from others (or MPEX) and have had to (rolling eyes here) send it off to the shop, including backs, SHUTTERS in the lenses, &c.
I'm also not afraid to take apart the rangefinder when I need to adjust it (rare, but it does happen).
It's simple. Pretend it's a professional system camera, maintain it as such, and you'll be rewarded with beautiful, huge negatives that have a wonderful sharpness and contrast. Most of the lenses for the camera system were simple Tessars or Topogons (65mm) but all are nice.