Hi, what about Former soviet union cameras? Even if much of them are copies of western camera (esp. leica and Zeiss-Ikon), some are very advanced (such as the Leningrad.) Post your Soviet experiences, what you like and dislike, the historical parts of your gears... I'm the very happy own of a Kiev IIIa, built in Kiev in 1956. It's equiped with a 1957 Jupiter 8, which is a truly great lens. Some crops I've made are much better than those I made with modern lenses! It's a whisper quiet camera, emitting a light "clop" or "pfschuit" depending of the speed. Yes! It's much quieter than a Leica IIIf for exemple, because of the short distance the metal shutter have to do. The super-large rf base is very practical when using the gorgeous Jupiter 9, a sonnar-cloned 2/85. The grip is somehow special, but all the commands being under your right fingers (1st finger for realease, 2nd for focusing, the others for holding), it can be see as one of the first ergonomicaly-studied camera. I love shooting with the hyperfocal (stopping down to 16 all is on focus from 1.5m to the infinite, 1m20 stopping at 22), it's a true "reportage" camera. The only truble I have is a very slow 25th of a second, looking like a 15th, what causes lots of blured pics... What about your CCCR gears?