It is hard to resist interesting old cameras, especially if they are low cost. Before a 2017 trip to Nepal, I had been looking for a compact 35mm fixed lens camera. I knew I would carry my day supplies myself, so my Leica M2 kit with lenses was a bit heavier than I wanted to puff up and down trails, especially at 3000+ m altitude. My old Leica IIIC was out for repair and might not be ready in time. Thanks to the advice on Cameraquest, I bought a Yashica Electro 35CC from an eBay seller. After testing it with Kodak BW400CN on a car trip to Santa Fe, I was really pleased!
I’m an old-ish guy, so when I think of photography I think of film. My interest in photography has ebbed and flowed over the years, and really took a nosedive with the arrival of digital. About two years ago, that interest suddenly returned. I had dusted off (literally) my first-generation Lomography LC-A, but after a few rolls I felt the need to take more control of my image-making, without getting too fussy. It was time to try a rangefinder.