So, I take the 35mm forum off of 'ignore', and this is the first thread that pops up
I was told I had to buy a 35mm camera for a college photography course (I'd been using 4x5 exclusively for years), so I picked up a K1000 just because it was cheap...and it's still grinding out images 20 years later. It aint pretty, but it keeps on going no matter what I've done to it.
On a 6 month sea kayaking trip along BC's coast our "waterproof" 35mm automatic rangefinder camera died one week into the trip, but the K1000 kept going no matter what...the flash hot shoe is still rusted 15 years later. It's now the family colour snap shot camera and has been battery-less for years now, but it keeps going and going and going...
As an aside; at 4 years old our daughter could take pictures with it that had perfectly horizontal horizons