Hannie, when they say they don't make them like that any more, they are not kidding. The old ones just keep going and going until you run into a battery problem. Had the same problem with our old Pentax Spot Meter.
Lurch, I remember the Zeiss Contessa. A really nice camera. Sometimes I think we would be better off going back to those types of cameras. We had to think to use them since they were not all automatic and when you got a really great picture you could be proud.
Schen thanks for your comments. Talking about flash, with my film cameras I had a Sunpak 622 SuperPro. You could just about light up the other side of the moon with it. I had to give it up because of weight. Pat & I walked the Cup & Saucer Trail on Manitoulin Island in Canada. One part of the trail is a cliff going straight up. It was not fun with a 30 lb pack of camera equipment. Now I am down to about 8 lbs.