This is not a question but my first day with Rollei 6008i. I two days ago received from a Hong Kong dealer the body set and 90/4 Apo-Symmar which I paid $1,450 and $2,130 respectively. Substantial savings than buying from US/Canadian dealers. With the waist-level finder, the camera/lens combo is not much smaller than my Mamiya RZ67II plus 110/2.8 nor is much lighter (approx. 2.4kg vs 2.5kg for RZ/110). But the hand grip and ergonomics really shines and I felt very comfortable hand-holding the camera/lens when I was street-shooting though I used shutter speed of 1/250 to ensure sharpness. The Rollei even has the built-in meter and winder and is absolutely superior to RZ67II for ease of use. I finished 3 rolls (1 Velvia and 2 Reala's) but haven't got them developed yet. I'll post again when I receive them from the lab. I found the NiCad battery fast to deteroiate when shooting in cold outdoor. It was -10C to -15C and the fully charged/brand new battery only last less than 10 shots and the capacity indicator started showing levels of 7, 5 then b. If you always shoot in cold weather, you better get the external battery connector. However, one thing puzzles me... The same battery gave "full" capacity indication when used directly on the camera but showed "7" when used it indirectly via the external battery connector. Is it normal? I wish I had bought this camera long ago but I still like my Mamiya's. Maybe one day I'll shoot side-by-side and compare. Anyway I'm happy with the Rollei and can't wait longer to see the results! Thanks for folks from this forum who helped answered by questions when I was pondering to buy it or not.