In a (partial) move from digital back to film, I pulled out my 35 year old (or so) Minolta SRT-201. I loved this camera when I was a kid; a lens a meter, manual focus, simplicity itself, and with the 50mm Rokkor 1.7 lens, great image quality. I had the camera cleaned and then took it out for a test. Unfortunately, about 20 percent of the time, after the shutter is depressed the viewfinder goes black but does not clear again until the film is advanced. I thought this was just the mirror not going back into place, but when I saw the film developed I noticed that on these shots the right hand part of the image is black (in positive). This convinces me of two things: first, I have no clear idea of how the shutter mechanism works; second, the camera (sadly) is probably now a paperweight. Regarding the second point, I can't imagine that it would pay to fix the problem. Any thoughts are welcome (including on whether there might be a market for the lens, which is still in great shape--maybe a Sony DSLR owner won't mind manual focus).