Fujica GER...Nice camera, or a P.O.C.?
I've got a Fujica GER that I am trying to break of it's recalcitrant ways (winding mech jamming), and was wondering if I was wasting my time, or should just chalk it up to a learning experience and keep trying?
It is a lovely little rangefinder, fully automatic shutter/aperture, manual focusing, self timer, with a hotshoe and PC connection. Only other adjustment is setting the GN for the flash. Oh, and I have to make some adapters for the batteries. But it uses the same filter size as my Yashicas.
My questions are:
1) Does this camera lock-up when there is no battery power?
2) Is it a good shooter?
3) Should I just reassemble it, and put it on display?
I like to think that I can get this thing to work again, and maybe I will. It has such nice features, such as the Red/Green flag arrangement to show if the film has been advanced. I'm not too crazy about the automatic operation, but hey, it's just one more thing I don't have to think about when street shooting. And it has it's little quirks too, such as the 'Barbers Pole' in the back indicating the film is moving through the camera. Like, I can't see the rewind knob doing it's thing?
Let me know what you think.