Quote Originally Posted by desertratt View Post
I suspect the 17-year-old was a bit distressed becasue she didn't know much about that camera. Maybe somebody gave it to her without explaining everything. I don't think we can assume a person is a "film nut" like us just because they have a film camera in their hands. No more than assuming some snooty type knows how to use his overpriced Leica. (Not that I have anything against Leica shooters. I owned a 3F with several lenses and an M2R with two lenses.)
It was likely a camera given to her by a father or uncle or that she inherited and her comment on the battery and meter sort of showed she did not know too much about technical aspects. I did not begrudge her not wanting to chat about it for whatever reason. She was not particularly cold and we parted nicely. I was just thrilled to see an old manual focus SLR especially with a teenager!