In descending order of excitingness: (1) Pentax Auto 110 w. 70/2.8, 24.8, and a 20-40/2.8 zoom. Seen photographs on eBay and read the odd article. Justice not done to the quality construction. Battery nastiness in camera cleaned out, new ones in, seems to work. Entirely failing to understand why my dad seems to have used it very little. They stopped making 110 film a while back but now they're making it again. Yay! A film system I can pocketably bring along with the GX7. If it does properly work. (2) Canon Canonet QL19. I brought it home because the shutter worked the first couple of times. And it feels good in the hand. Plus the viewfinder focussing aid is awesome. You get a huge chunk of visual territory to slide horizontally into focus. Alas upon opening up back home I found out just what light seal meltage is about. My new eBay top tip: never bid on a film camera that doesn't have its innards on display in at least one of those 12 photos of its immaculate-looking exterior. Yuck. Very fiddly to clean up and replace. And then the shutter stopped working. Sigh. (3) Canon MC. Generic 80's plasticky AF compact, looks fairly used. Nah. Might as well buy a disposable compact out of the pharmacy. (4) Minox SE. Judging from the receipts my dad kept, this cost a lot of money at time of purchase. Previously on the internet I've seen stuff about the Minox that suggests you either love 'em or loathe 'em. First impressions are good. For a 'proper' 35mm camera it really is very compact. Nice little lens, almost exactly the same size as the Pentax 24/2.8. The Pentax has quite a decent focussing ring for its size, with a reassuring grip. The Minox however has SFA. There's a little kind of protrusion at the end of the lens, but it's unworkable. Also, given that old school analog cameras are functionally a lot simpler than digital ones, it's not unreasonable to suppose that (if you've used a film camera before) you should pretty much be able to get the hang of the snap-taking basics without having to consult the manual. This will not get you very far with a Minox 35. The body looks quite 'distinctive' in photos, but in your actual hands it just makes no sense at all. I got the lens to slide in and out. I discovered the focus ring is rubbish. Thumbs down. (5) & (6) Manuals for a Contax T2 and a Leica Mini-Zoom. He would have used his cameras for his work (land law solicitor) so if they were in his office, they're long gone. Hey ho. (7) Various flashes. A light meter. Some filters. Lots of receipts.