There are some downsides to this camera. First of all, it’s extremely heavy and bulky. You almost cannot operate this camera without a tripod. So, this is not the camera that you are going to take with you into the backcountry. But, it works perfectly for studio shots and portraits.
One complaint that you often hear from photographers is that this camera is not attractive. But, more than likely, you are probably not going to care if your camera fails to win Miss America. You probably just want it to work correctly.
Next, it doesn’t come with built-in metering. But, that’s not a major issue. You can also purchase an external metering device to work with your camera. Another issue is that the tripod provides more support in landscape mode as opposed to portrait mode. In portrait mode, the camera just kind of hangs over the tripod, and this doesn’t make it very stable. You may want to invest in a stability strap, which attaches to both you and the camera when taking portrait photographs.
Another downside is that you only get a few shots per roll, which means you’ll be lugging a lot of film with you if shoot offsite. And, the digital backs are quite expensive. So, if you want to take digital photographs with this camera, be prepared to shell out quite a few dollars for the privilege