A few years ago my Grandfather died of complications due to his long career firefighting. He had retired a few decades ago but the health issues had already taken hold and he spent most of his retirement in a rocking chair watching TV. The best part of his day was when us grandchildren would come over, he loved spending time with us far more than the adults. Whenever he had the energy to wonder about the property he taught us how to drive a stick, wrangle the horses and spin a wrench or two. He was a very intelligent man that I wish I had spent more time around. I felt very honored that in his last few days I was one of the only people he had asked to see, almost everyone else he asked to leave so that they wouldn't see him in that condition. I spent a few hours with him and a couple days later he was gone. Recently my cousin asked me to come out to his house to visit, we hadn't seen each other in a long time. Yesterday I made the trek out to his house and had a brew with him and caught up on life. He knew I was getting into photography in a big way so he had a box for me. In this box was a Minolta SR-T 101 and a couple lenses(58/1.4, 135/2.8) that my Grandpa had bought in 1971, including all the documentation and a few accessories. Today I took the body down to my local shop and asked them to give me a walk through on how to use it(I've never shot film) and about any peculiarities it may have. The guy walked me through all it's functions and did a mechanical evaluation of it and replaced the very dead battery. The body has a couple problems, the shutter speed appears to run slow. When set on 1 second it's actually at 3. How much it is off at higher speeds is questionable. The seals on the back door are worn, on the border of allowing light leaks. For $35 they are replacing the seals and I should be up and running. ----- So I'm planning to shoot with this camera and see what I come up with. Has anyone here used this particular camera? If so, thoughts? Does anyone have any advice for someone going from digital only to film? Any advice on buying film? Any other info/advice?