I understand that the Revue brand is a mish-mash of other manufacturer's products made for sale through Foto-Quelle, but I'm not familiar with their particular M42 models to know which ones are which, and what individual models fit in a timeline. Specifically, I'm interested in finding a body that would have been sold with the Revuenon f/1.2 (with the textured, faux leather focus grip). Is there more than one body that fits that role? If there are several, which of them is a better built model that's likely to still be found in solid, working condition?
I don't expect that I'll ever buy another Revue body, and rarity or feature set aren't a factor... just finding an appropriate 'match' to the 1.2. If I can shoot with it reliably - all the better.
I'm not sure about Revue cameras but I have seen the 1.2 on a RevueFlex T in a European auction catalogue.
I think the lens would be contemporary with the T, SC1 and 1000S RevueFlex models - it's not too hard to find working examples of these cameras, in Europe especially presumably because of the Foto-Quelle company. It's probably a good idea to match the lens with the Cosina-made models rather than those from Zenit; the Tomioka/Yashica/Cosina historical co-operation feels a more appropriate fit and the Japanese-made models seem to have better reliability. I think there's also a Chinon-made M42 RevueFlex with an electronic shutter and a mechanical 1/100s back-up.