I was raised during a time when Soviets were the bad guys. They were the monster lurking under the bed or behind the closet door. Because I believe in giving everyone a second chance (even monsters), I decided to give the Zenit another chance. The last failed effort with the Zenit I chalked up to operator error (Week 18). So…I finally figured out how to load up the film properly so it would advance, and went out and shot another roll. Imagine my surprise when I again got nothing – but a different kind of nothing. This time the film advanced just fine but the shutter issue I thought I had fixed before that original roll was still there. I am not willing to spend money fixing this, and not handy enough to do it myself, as I think I’ve adequately demonstrated. This little camera is a beauty but not much help around the house. If anyone wants to give it a good home for the cost of postage let me know. Otherwise, it will be stored in a box under the bed, not exactly scary, but still lurking. Grrrr.