Quote Originally Posted by erikg View Post
Funny how the conversation turns from looking for a mechanical beast of a camera that is super reliable and can be used as a hammer to considering part options and locating a good repair shop.
Like a buying a vintage car you'll want to know if there is a good mechanic nearby before you commit.
Reliability may be elusive but it can be more than worth it if you enjoy a certain "driving" experience. At least that is what I tell my wife.
I recall part of that "driving experience" was being on first name terms with every tow truck driver on my end of town. Too many around here tout oldies as inherently superior with no discussion of the huge PITA they can be when they break. Bizarre.