Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
I'd disagree on the Soviet cameras. They are so difficult for the layperson to operate, its hard to imagine one getting worn out. For example I got a Zorki 4 and a Zenit in a box of stuff. Looks like neither was never used or only used a few times before being stashed away in a closet or drawer.
I have a Zenit E (my first serious camera) and it is extremely easy to use. I used to have a Fed 5 and the only not easy thing about that was the position of the shutter release - someone with smaller hands would have been ok.