I am a camera killer. Not really, but soooooo many of the ones I buy off eBay or at the local junk emporiums (which call themselves camera stores) have flaws which render them unsuitable for use. Here's the sad tally this year so far: Minolta Maxxum 5000 - film advance was hosed - discarded Mamiya ZE-X - even after a trip to Garry's camera the shutter still hung half the time. - discarded Fujica AX-3 - Only worked with fresh batteries, otherwise the shutter froze - discarded Fujica ST901 - received it, put a lens on it, set shutter to 1/60th, slowly pressed the shutter... shutter stayed open. Returned for refund. Minolta Maxxum 5 - received it, never got the shutter to fire. Talked to eBay seller, took half off, I kept lens. Body discarded. I have to report that I've had some good ones too. All but one of my Canon FD bodies are good working cameras. I got an FM2N and it works great, as does an STX-2. My FX-3 is a lovely camera and with some green vinyl to replace the yucky camera leatherette, it's a sharp-looking camera too. At this rate we will soon run out of working 35mm cameras except for Canon FD, Nikon MF, Minolta MF, and a few others. So fess up - how many bad ones have YOU got this year?