Hey, first post and it's a "need a camera" one but I want one. I bought a k1000 on ebay and it works most of the time but some setting mess up the whole camera and the pictures come out dark. So, I recently started looking on ebay and amazon but all i get are new cameras. Not to disrescpect anyone's opinon, but I don't like new cameras, esp digitals. I know there are other cameras from the 70s but I would like recommendations from you guys. Also, I found the canon eos 300 and was considering it since it's cheap. my grudge against it is that it's light weight and plastic. The reason I like the older cameras is because I like the weight and knowing i can use the camera as a weapon if i need to money is a factor, i was thinking of spending $1-$175. i'm a beginner but I catch on quick so just throw any camera that you think is good.