“Luck, that’s when preparation and opportunity meet” – Pierre Trudeau
… yeah, I have a cat named Lucky … cause he is.
Sooooo, in my current hunt for broken stuff I decided to go back to a risky comfort zone item. This is the Minolta-35 LTM rangefinder camera.
The risk part is the high probability of finding one that has a degraded shutter, and replacing shutters is not something I like to do … I’ve attempted it a couple of times and it ain’t easy.
The comfort part … well, I’ve probably worked on about a half a dozen of these.
Anyway, I took a chance on an auction and got a body with a lens at a pretty low price … and luck was on my side, the shutter is in almost working condition !!! Woo Hooo !! Bonus !! The rest of the camera I really did not care about as I have two parts bodies sitting on my desk.
… and after I restore it, someone will be lucky to be a new owner of a working Minolta-35.