Quote Originally Posted by Karl K View Post
I have a psychological problem with these really pristine cameras...I love them, but I can't bring myself to load them with film and go out on a shooting spree. I'm afraid to damage or mark them in any way. So they sit on a shelf. On the other hand, if I get a "user's" camera complete with battle scars, I fear no further evil can come.

Does this make any sense to anybody?
I think it goes back to my early childhood, having had poor toilet training.
I am the woman with a Speed Graphic and a Burke & James that I have to tape lens boards onto because I haven't yet fixed/replaced the metal slides. So, yes, I understand this. I tend to buy beaters because I don't really give a crap as long as they work.