hi,

This is my first real post on APUG and I could use some guidance. I just purchased a Minolta Hi-Matic 7 (my first rangefinder) that I thought just needed some shutter "exercise", at least thats what I was told. I purchased it at a swap meet and I did not get the sellers name (lesson learned) so I can not contact him about returning it or trying to get some money back. I took the camera to local camera repair shop and he said that the wind crank is not right and the shutter is not getting any response when fired. He also said that the view finder focus aid was too light and focusing would be difficult (which he can not fix). Some good things about the camera is the glass looks clean and the meter is very responsive. So my question is should I spend $70 to get it fixed or should I take my loss and find another in better condition? Thanks!

Andrew