I am always pleasantly surprised at the quality of the images that the 1950's Agfa 75mm F 3.5 Solinar is capable of producing. In my opinion, every bit as nice as the venerable Zeiss 80mm f2.8 Planar which comes as standard fare on older Hasselblads and high end Rolleiflexes. While there is certainly the inconvenience of an uncoupled rangefinder requiring an additional step to first focus, then transfer the distance value onto the lens.... paying two to three hundred for a refurbished Isolette III compared to $2000 for a 2.8 Planar Rolleiflex makes it well worth the extra step.
Finished re-reading The Last Years of Walker Evans-A First Hand Account, by Jerry Thompson. I was particularly interested in his obsession with the SX-70, which appeared as his final photographic tool in the early 70's before he died. Quite a leap from the 8x10 view camera of his younger years and producer of his prolific work during the great depression for the Farm Security Administration.
"Whether he is an artist or not, the photographer is a joyous sensualist, for the simple reason that the eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts.” ... Walker Evans