The real surprise has been the lens. I have no idea who actually manufactured the Super Paragon PMC II 28-80mm f2.8-4 zoom but it's a wolf in sheep's clothing. It is a lot better than I was expecting: good contrast, excellent central sharpness and well controlled distortion. It is prone to flare under harsh lighting so a hood is recommended under such conditions.
The FR1 is working properly, with both metering and shutter speeds spot on. Just for once the film counter functions - the only negative is that the self-timer's lever has snapped but it's still working OK.
The Super Paragon range of lenses - especially the PMC IIs - have generally been fine performers; their 28mm f2.8 macro lens is a gem. The PMC 24mm and 300mm f5.6 have also proved their worth when tested. Looking at the varying finishes of the lenses, no one manufacturer appears to be responsible for them. In the UK, the distributor for Yashica and C/Y Zeiss optics (Photax) was also responsible for the Paragon and Super Paragon range of lenses.