I've been thinking about, ruminating on, and saving money off and on towards a medium format kit for almost a year. I'd settled on the Hasselblad V system, but was thinking I'd need to start piecing the kit together over a few months while I hunted for just the right parts.
I was looking through my Twitter feed yesterday and saw that a local photographer I follow was selling this kit for a very reasonable price. I went and took a look and made the decision pretty quickly. Like a lot of older cameras (This body was made in 1972 and the back is from 1975.) there's a little maintenance needed before shooting.
Luckily these cameras are really solid mechanically and made to be easily maintained. One of the coolest things about the V system is that you can literally take off all the parts and the body at the middle is just a box. That means you can switch between viewfinders, backs and lenses easily and you just need a good solid body to get started. I've got a couple lenses, but will probably sell one of them as I'm hoping to settle on a one lens kit.
There's a light trap repair kit on the way and I'm hoping to put the first roll through it this weekend. So, there should be photos to show off in a few weeks.