This beauty is home!
Initial impression - it is heavy ! Some people say similar to Rollei TLR but not sure because it's the form factor or I was being very careful with this purchase so it feels a lot heavier.
Some people say it's possible to operate with one hand I don't believe that. It's heavy so definitely not secure to operate with one hand so this is where grip comes handy. Also all the dials while smooth it's not light to turn, it doesn't feel as if it's in not perfect condition , instead it's the premium feeling that it's built that way.
I don't have a large hand so I think it might not be as agile as I want it to be. But think practice will make it better. I am still in the honeymoon period so being extra careful with this.
Changing ISO is a pain but I kind of figured out a way.
And most importantly what do I need to be careful about when operating this camera? I already know:
When retracting the bellow make sure the focus is at infinity. The previous owner told me if I can try to not touch the bellows at all time.
Oh and interestingly, he told me it's a single stroke film advance system! Very different than what I read elsewhere. Is 67 single stroke and 670 is double? Can someone confirm? Although I feel it would be a bit cumbersome to operate at the moment but I am happy with the purchase. This feeling surpassed when I got the Rollei FX. The camera feels so premium in hand! Put in Portra and can't wait to test it out.