Nigel Atherton wrote a column recently inspired by his old Zenit and asked for other "worst camera" nominations. He mentioned the Olympus OM101 as a more recent failure. I have one of those, but furthermore I have the equally reviled Autofocus version, the OM707, as well. Add to that my recently acquired Canon T80 (pre-EOS attempt at an AF SLR by Canon) and I now have the three most unpoular cameras released by (then) major brands in the mid to late 1980s, all three together costing me no more than the price of a pub meal courtesy of Ebay. Fact is, accustom yourself to their limitations and all three are fun to use: the lack of manual override and viewfinder information were the main criticisms, but can both be lived with. Just load a reasonably fast film and concentrate on composition rather than LEDs and LCDs in the viewfinder. The marque lenses for the two Olympus models are actually very good, as it happens. But in response to Nigel's request for others I have a few to nominate. If I was forced to choose only one camera from my collection to take to a desert island it wouldn't be the Canon T50, that's for sure. Or the EOS 700, with its USP of a reversible mode dial. Pentax have put some less than impressive offerings on the market too. I've never seen the appeal of the MV and MV1, and from the later days of AF film SLRs the Z70 and MZ60 are two of mine that tend to stay at home. I well remember Damien Demolder's AP review of the MZ60, with which he'd had a particularly wretched couple of days. And happy as I am with my Pentax DSLRs, their digital compacts aren't always so great: the Optio 60 is dire and so is the Optio i-10 (the one that resembles the old 110 film SLR).