Originally Posted by Sarcophilus Harrisii
Take it for sure. As you've confirmed for yourself a Rollei and transparency film can make for sublime results. I've been repairing two Rolleicord Vs this week for their owners to use. They're one of my favourite Rollei models and still great value for money.
Agreed, Brett. Someday I hope to pick up a "real" Rolleiflex, but I wanted to get my feet wet first and see if I like it enough to spend more. Turns out the V is a terrific camera in its own right. I'm having a blast.
There is a guy in the next town over who loves TLRs and though not a top technician/repairman, he knows enough to do basic fixes and CLAs and does it purely because he wants to keep these great cameras in working order for new shooters (like me) to discover and use. That's where I got my V. Got a great deal on it.
I am definitely bringing it along with me.