Originally uploaded by canuckshutterer.
The S1a is a slightly earlier model to the Spotmatic and has no light meter. The sharpness of the 55mm lens is widely recognized. The Spotmatic and S1a cameras take 35mm film.
If I was travelling to somewhere like Cuba, I would be most likely to haul along this camera and a 28mm lens and five or ten rolls of colour film, then a $1000 digicam.