I owned the 45AII and it was a great camera. It was built like a tank, folded easily, and did quite well if there was a bit of wind. The only thing I missed on it was axial front tilt. I used it with a Nikkor 75mm and a Nikkor 210mm. You will probably find that it's difficult to ask questions on forums like this because you will receive so many different opinions, and you will be led in a bunch of different directions. Take it all in, keep doing your research, and enjoy whatever camera you end up with.