In January 2022, a friend of mine, who is camera mad, said to me ‘you should get yourself a camera, a film camera, you will love it!’. Then he said, ‘get a look at this on eBay’. It was A 1958 Samoca LE-ii rangefinder camera, untested but very, very attractive. £11.99 left my bank very quickly and in 3 days I was the proud owner, and the seller even sent a spares camera with it. It had a little damage on the lens housing from being dropped over its lifetime, but for what I knew about cameras at that point I didn’t think this would matter.