this was my childhood 35mm, except the advance system on that one died about ten years ago. ( it was my father`s camera. as a child i admired his photographs and was rewarded with his bag full of camera bits.) i bought this replacement body a few years ago when i was in ca from an etsy shop in hong kong. i haven`t tried it out yet but since my beloved 50mm ricoh `bit it` this weekend and i have a roll of B+W film lying around, i think it`s time i see if this thing works or not.