Of course I spoke too soon about my recently-purchased Ikonta seeming fine. After a couple rolls, it started only working (in the sense of shutter properly pressing and film advance winding) when there was no film in the camera. Useful, right? As soon as film went in and I underwent the exact same procedure of setting the film counter, the shutter would get stuck, counter would skip frames as I wound, I could only trip the shutter by hitting the chrome lever under the lens, etc. The last two rolls I tried--not cheap, of course--I perhaps got to hit the shutter a total of 3 times per roll. Whether those even amount to shots remains to be seen. But now, it's gotten worse. Shutter button is completely stuck, and will not come uncocked. Even if I fiddle with it enough that I can advance to the next "frame" (in quotes because of course there's no film in there now!) AS IF the shutter went off, it still remains in cocked position. Argh. Of course this self-destructed a month after my return period ended, and I'm probably looking at a pricey repair. Although if I don't get it repaired I'm out the money anyway . Anyone ever experienced problems like this? I don't even know where to get it repaired in New York, would I have to send out to certo6 (forgot his real name, Juergan something)? So frustrating because otherwise it seems great, sharp lens, rangefinder spot-on, no light leaks.