I put my new X1 beside my 1930's 1A. remarkably similar in look and also in function (apart from the layout of the dials). The 1A is much heavier however. I found picture taking transformed when I purchased a viewfinder for the 1A and intend to do the same for the X1 when I can. The X1 will, I'm sure, join the 1A as a classic in due course.