Thanks for the time to reply Simon, I'm guessing mine is an older conversion, can't say first hand if quality control at Bolex had declined over the years, I have never dealt with them! I know for a fact that my current is offset as the locking current cap doesn't sit completely flush but still does its job. Also never had issues with the image I got. I'll look at my camera and see if I notice any of the other negative points you mentioned. I have an original Reflex I can compare for what its worth.