I went to the monthly local camera swap meet yesterday looking for a used camera I can get to shoot 120 film. I didn't find any that were priced reasonably. But tossed into a bin of old cameras I did find this old Sears 500 MX. I was excited because it's the first 35mm camera I got as a young teenager to shoot with. And on top of that, it only cost me $5 and it appears to be working fine. Now that was for the body only. I did have to pay $25 to get a matching Sears lens from another vendor, but still for $30 for some nostalgia that can actually still work felt like a good deal. Looking down on the shutter speed dial you quickly see it's greatest limitation. Nope, no the max 1/500th of a sec, but that it's slower shutter speeds got skipped. It's Bulb, then 1/30th, then 1/60th. There is no 1/5th, 1/2, etc to help fill in the exposure gaps. So I only used mine for a couple of years if I remember right before getting a Minolta film body. Oh also, this uses the old screw mount. There are not a lot of those left around either. Almost all of old lenses at the swap meet are old bayonet mounts. I did pick up one other 35mm film body/lens but I will share that later. For now, I was just super excited to have found this one, it's a pretty rare find. And who knows, maybe it was actually mine at one time. I still have no idea what my mom had done with mine, whether it was off to Goodwill, garage sale or trash can.