My best ever SLR was my battered SRT 102 [ USA import ] which is still going strong . This was followed by several SRTs , culminating in a new SRT 101b.
But my fave SR is a humble pre-1965 SR 7v [ the revised version with a body resembling a shorter SRT ] with an external meter . Complemented by a SRs , same body . no meter . Recently I have also '' dee'scovered '' the Leica II [ 1933/4 ] and Russian copies , which revived my love of simple cameras .
I have an SR 3 and earlier SR 7 , but history aside they seem bulky and primitive compared to the Leicas !
I love the SR 7 / SR s for compactness , being able to use any lens , being free of peering for a needle in the finder ,
having to be carefull with metering , [ or use my hand meter ]
I guess it's back to basics simplicity .
Any of you ever try this ?