Today, I broke a Canonet.
I was off shopping for film today and ran into a nice little Canonet QL17GIII that I saw a few weeks ago but wrote off due to lack of funds.
The price tag said $70, so I started to run the camera through checks of the focus, shutter, aperature, etc. I was completely sold on it--I'd never handled a Canonet before this one. It was absoutely beautiful, even next to my M2.
As I was chatting with a few of the counter guys (self confessed Leica geeks they are) I was mindlessly advancing/tripping the shutter to test all the speeds. And then the shutter stuck. The aperature moved, the advance advanced, the mechanism tripped, but the damn shutter blades wouldn't move.
I feel so rotten inside.