I've decided to take the plunge and buy a Contax IIIa. Henry Scherer is offering a new program - he will locate and purchase a camera on contract and restore it to usable condition. Participants pay the cost of the camera plus the normal service charge. There is no additional charge for locating and procuring the camera - just the cost of the camera itself. I'll end up with a very nice Contax IIIa for less money than a new TVSD. This should be a lot of fun!