I have looked after my first camera - mainly checking the bellows having treated them many years ago with a leather food - since 1953. Now that I can scan negatives I have dug it out and am putting a film through it this month. In those days I had no meter or rangefinder and used the exposure guide in the Selo film box for the shutter speed and aperture to use. Distances I guessed in relation to a cricket pitch and usually got it right, by using the right aperture to cover the distance, You really had to think about the picture in those days and action photography was out of the question. My camera was a Zeiss Ikon Ikonta with 4,5 Tessar in a Compur shutter to 1/250th. As a schoolboy, photography had just been introduced as an after hours hobby and only four or five boys were interested. The one rule our master gave us, and illustrated by us all testing the theory, was never to take a handheld photograph below 1/100th of a second.