Yeah something like a meter isn't too much of an issue. At least the camera can still function and capture images so I guess it's a good excuse to experiment with the whole "sunny 16" thing, and trying to guess exposure without a meter. EIther that, or getting used to actually using a standalone meter. I have quite a basic Sekonic L-208 which worked well enough when I was using the Hasselblad. I'd pay a few hundred quid to get my 1000F back up and running, since the alternative would be to buy a more recent model which would be prohobitively expensive. Another alternative to get back into Medium Formant would be to get into another system entirely which actually may end up being not much more expensive than repairing the one I have. Something like a Bronica SQ/SQ-A/i appeals, as they're a square 6x6 like the Hasselblad. Either that or a GS-1 which is a 6x7. Pentax 6x7 appeals, too but they're a bit dearer with the lens I'd like.