I found this Praktica dirt cheap: $1. After finally getting it to work (I'm still not sure what shutter speed it's set to but I know it's fast), I found that it was a trip to use. The viewfinder lacks the extra mirror, so everything is reversed. And, you
look down into the viewfinder. The cool thing about this camera was that it took me back to the days when photography was new to me. Every shot was an experiment. The thrill I experienced of waiting to see the images was akin to the anticipation of opening presents on a birthday. This camera was a time machine for me for one hot summer afternoon. I can't wait to try it again tomorrow (after repairing some light leaks tonight).