Thursday, 21 February 2008
I'm not having great luck with cameras lately. I dropped my XA1 for the thirtieth time a few weeks ago and the cover blew away and I can't get it back in place. A mate gave me a replacement XA1 and last night the shutter simply stopped working. Last week I noticed that the Yashica Mat I've been using on weekends doesn't focus appropiately (I'll have to open it and check the mirror of the focusing lens). Plus my adored OM2 broke a couple of weeks ago, in slow agony. First, frame yes, frame not, the mirror wouldn't return. It doesn't read the batteries anymore so it's limited to B and 1/60. Right now, I have reverted to fully mechanical cameras without lightmeters (and an Olympus XA). Well, that's four cameras less in a month.