It was beat to bits, and it has been lying in a repair cupboard at work for forever. Two main things really came to mind when goofing around with it. 1. Lens Quality Why the hell is it impossible to find quality-built lenses like the vintage Asahi 50mm Prime that was on this beat-up old camera? If you haven't held a vintage Asahi (Or any old lens) and turned its focus rings, try to make it a personal goal before you die. Seriously! I work in the camera department at London Drugs and I get to play around with all sorts of equipment. Sigma lenses, Leica, Zeiss, VR, etc - I get to try them all out. None of these modern lenses, not even the fancy Zeiss and Leica lenses are as well-built as these old Asahi lenses are. You turn the control rings on one of these and it feels like precision-melted-butter-over-smooth-silk. You won't understand what I mean until you try it yourself. I was trying out a brand new Carl Zeiss 16-80 on the Sony Alpha 700 today - and the focus ring felt so loose! It really made it hard to manually focus with any precision. And even on this very coveted, famous, precision lens, turning the rings felt like plastic against plastic - not terrible, but not even close to comparable to the vintage lenses. 2. Focusing screens They are beyond incredible! This delapitaded old SLR had one installed(of course) and focusing just on its own was fun as hell. If you have never shot with one, I can't really describe it to you effectively, but this focussing screen essentially created a half-tone depth-map of whatever you saw through the lens - the more off-focus an object was, the more dotted it became(This doesn't show up in the photo, of course). It made it super easy to focus and really fascinating to watch as you turned the ring. I already ordered a split-focussing screen for my K10D a while back, but it's taking forever to arrive. I was glad I was able to try one out already. What's your guys' opinion on all of this?