It's no frills, but it's also my favorite camera still! I've had a K1000 since I was in High School photography and I use it constantly. Sadly, it needs some TLC. I live near the coast in California (Half Moon Bay area) and I have some corrosion on the screws and body, and I'm starting to have problems with the film advance lever sticking (probably corrosion is effecting that, too). So... I'd like to have it cleaned up. Last time I did this, it was at a local photo store near Santa Cruz, but they're long gone now. The only other shop I know that did a good job at this doesn't do repairs anymore (I suppose they prefer selling disposable digital SLRs and I can't blame them). I don't mind mailing it to a good shop and I'm fine buying a used one on eBay, seems like you can get one in good shape for ~$100, which is OK by me. I'd appreciate any input on this or recommendations for a repair shop.