I also started first with a Voigtländer with a broken light meter. That’s why I still roughly know the correct aperture numbers for sunny/cloudy/evening etc
Mine was a split image rangefinder and I had a light meter that actually worked. Loved that camera, but wanted more a Rolliflex but had to settle on a Yashica copy.
I was excited when in older videos the price for the top of the line IRS killer was hinted at $20K, but the $70K mentioned in a recent video floored me. I’m on fixed retirement income now, so, “Get thee behind me, Satan!” LOL