Doug Smith , Dec 15, 2006; 06:55 a.m.
The H3V was my first camera and is remembered fondly. It had no mirror lock up. Neither did my next model SL (a Spotmatic with no meter) which I recall having a better feel). If price is an option and meter not required, the easiest thing to find cheap would be a Spotmatic with a dead meter. If you are going for accuracy of lens on body, I believe (not sure here) the H3V is older than SMC. If the lens is a late one with the extra paw on the back for use by the open aperture meter feature, it should be on a Spotmatic F to be consistant as a collectable.