I sold an image recently. This one.
This is the City County Building, essentially the Marion County Courthouse, in Indianapolis. I made this image with my Kodak EasyShare Z730 in 2008.
A television production company asked if they could purchase the rights to use this image in a documentary they are making for the Discovery Channel. Apparently, the story they are telling involves a criminal case tried in this building, and they hoped to use my image as an establishing shot. They found my image on Flickr.
Their contract was reasonable: I grant them a license to use and modify this image for the purpose of this television production in perpetuity worldwide, but I retain copyright and all other rights.
With what they paid me, I bought this Pentax ME SE.
My Pentax ME’s light meter quit working, despite the camera having been CLA’d in 2017. I paid all of $16 for that body, and it was well used when I got it. I wondered if sending it back to Eric Hendrickson for repair would be throwing good money after bad. Could my ME be like that old car that just keeps breaking down?
I decided I’d go looking for a much more lightly used body. I came upon this very clean ME SE at Victory Camera, which had given it new light seals.
The only differences I can detect between the regular ME and the ME SE are the brown leatherette on the body, and the split prism in the viewfinder is canted at -45 degrees rather than horizontal.
I’ve got a roll of Fomapan 200 in it now and will soon report on my ME SE’s performance.