I got to listen to an artist talk by Todd Deustch at the Walker Art Center here in Minneapolis this week. One of his recurring themes was the problems (and opportunities) posed by having gone digital. Over and over he kept saying how much he missed Tri-X and his "sandbox cameras." These were, from his description, 70's-era compact rangefinders like the Canonet, GSN, 35RC, &c that gave him good performance but he wouldn't feel too badly about if he "dropped them into a toilet or the sandbox." It occurred to me that I have a couple of sandbox cameras and everyone else probably does, too. Mine are an Olympus Epic Stylus, a Canonet GIII and a Praktica MTL. These are the three cameras that pretty much ride shotgun with me everywhere in my bookbag (or as my wife calls it, the man purse). If they get banged around, or dropped in a toilet it won't be the end of the world for me. What are your sandbox cameras?