My good friend's family owns a bunch of rental properties, and a couple years ago one of their tenants left behind a massive collection of assorted camera bits. They gave the whole mess to me. The common element among most of it: fungus. Here are four of the oldest prizes, in various states of disrepair. First up: Optika Auto 35. This was apparently called the Auto Terra in the states, and the Optika is the export version. My friends mostly rent to Chinese tenants, so it's a safe bet that these cameras were all imported by the owner. The Optika is in the best condition of the four. It has a spring wound motor that, when fully wound, allows about 9 shots in a row before it needs to be rewound. It's a rangefinder, and features a 45mm f/1.8 Optika Zunow lens. The aperture and shutter speed rings are linked, and there's an 'exposure' ring to turns them together. The glass on this one is the cleanest, with some dirt and a spot of fungus, but after cleaning the lens looks very nice. A tiny speck or two of permanent damage, but no etching from the fungus. The shutter looks right to my untrained eye across the whole range. I shot a roll in this one today, but haven't developed it yet.