l’m ‘toying’ with the idea of a Leicaflex, SL or SL2, having carried out a bit of net research, and coming to these models by a process of elimination over build quality and likelihood of longevity. I’ve not had a Leica before, so it might be interesting to see if the hype is justified. I already have several film SLR bodies, mostly of the eBay rescue variety, and none of which have cost me more than about fifty quid. Yashica FX1, Yashica TL Electro X ( x3, don’t ask!) Spotmatic SP2, Ricoh Singlex, Yashica FX-D, Rollei Vb, Mamiya RB 67, MPP Microtechnical VII, and the expensive one, a Nikon F100, that I blew £105 on. They all work, after a fashion, but selling the whole lot probably wouldn’t get me to an SL plus 50mm Summicron, so I won’t be doing that. I’m a fan of great mechanics, simplicity, good viewfinders and great optics, (please no cries of ‘ why did you buy that pile of junk then!’) but one thing bothers me. The rewind lever needs to be in the offset position to turn the meter on, and I am a left eye viewer, meaning it will poke me in the right eye. I could train myself to right eye view, live with it ( pictorial style mostly, so I don’t need to be fast) or bin the whole idea. If I don’t get on with it, I can always sell on. Anyone else who is a left eye viewer have one?? Opinions on which model and what glass to slap on the front, given limited budget gratefully received. I have assumed I’d need to buy from a reputable dealer, and get one that was CLA’d, or factor in a CLA in the overall budget. Can anyone explain the 1/2/3 Cam nightmare to me in words of one syllable? I shoot mostly BW neg, and do my own processing and printing. Thanks very much.