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Requiem for all my broken 35mm cameras

Dan Bracaglia from DPReview shares all his broken down film cameras:

But perhaps the most important lesson shooting with old analog relics teaches us is to enjoy our time with the cameras we love! Baby them if you must, but not to the point of leaving them at home or in your bag.

I’ve fortunately and lucky enough to keep my father’s Zenit E from the early 1970s going strong. There have been a few shutter related mishaps—cloth shutters are notoriously fickle—but other than that, it’s been smooth sailing. It helps that the Zenit is built like a tank.