I've got this super clean looking Nikon film N2020. Not 100% sure where I got it, but I "think" someone gave it to me. Anyhoo, as I said it looks clean. I ran it through it's no film paces and except for a wonky AF motor it looked good to go.
I put a trusty Nikkor 50mm f/2 lens on it, and was ready to rock & roll. I loaded a roll of Fujifilm 400 Color, closed the back, pushed the release button and the film advance. So nice.
I started to take a few pictures, and nothing. I mean nothing. I played around with the settings, checked the batteries, reseated the batteries, remounted the lens, smacked it a few times...you know, just to show it who's boss. Nothing. Oh well, a brick. Since this is more of an automatic camera there is no way to shoot it without the electronics being up to snuff. So I put it down and said, scrap heap for you.
Anyway last night I picked it back up and pulled out the film. No way was I going to waste the full roll. I closed the back and pushed the shutter release. It suddenly came alive. WTH? I reloaded the film I just took out, and it seems to be working. OK, this is strange.
I'll let you know if it decides to die on my again, or play nice. Honestly, I should stick to my digital kit.