Hello, There's all types of view cameras for sale online and usually it's a pretty simple purchase because it's such a simple piece of equipment. But when it comes to buying a Linhof I keep hearing all kinds of horror stories about how much you'll have to invest in it after the purchase. If you buy a new Linhof its very pricey and if you get an older Tech III, IV, or V I often hear you have to invest in replacing parts, CLA, etc... (or else it will self destruct), which can really add up $$$.... Most LF cameras may need some tweaking but for the most part it always seems easier to get up an go. I know it's a precision instrument but Linhofs always seem to need a major overhaul. I don't need a Linhof at this very moment but sometimes I see them for sale and they look tempting but it's scary to think you're going to spend a whole lot more beyond the original price. There's not too many places that I know of where you can try out Linhofs hands on. So is it worth buying older Linhofs or are these mostly exaggerations?