The second engineer having a break and listen to some talk, talk, talk... and probably loosing his patience soon after the snap was done. That's just life as it is. Ilford PAN400@1600 ASA.
When the job was done the crane driver wanted a couple of words with me, so I climbed up the ladder still with my camera attached to my hand via some strap I made the last time I was at work. By the time I was back down in the engine control room I noticed that another few scratches, marks and dents were added to the thing. Mostly on the outer ring of the lens this time.
Maybe I should have snapped a few of the crane driver up there as well, just to make it worth the couple of dents I managed to give the old thing?
I don't know.
But I know one thing for sure. My cameras are at least going places, and that's quite important I think. You will never be able to snap anything halfway decent if your camera is staying at home all the time.
Just think about it; we usually carry our brand new smartphones around in our pockets all the time, and they usually cost half a fortune these days. In comparison a worn old film camera can be had for next to nothing.
So that's why I carry them around and let them bump into steel ladders and whatever. Usually it's OK as long as nothing hard hits the front of the lens. A good lens cover is usually a nice thing to have when you use things a bit rough.
The electrician caught just between all his talk, talk, talk and things like that. Still Ilford PAN400@1600 ASA. Contrasty and grainy, but you can still pick out a few details on a good day.
Second hand value? It's nothing I care too much about anyway as that's not the reason why I got my cameras. I bought them to use them, and if I would sell them one day the new owner will have to take a few minor issues or signs of former use as a part of the deal.
I'm just telling you because some dude obviously did not like the way I kind of carelessly used the old thing outside in the rain and the wind and things.
I know for a fact that most of my cameras has been tested in rougher conditions than this one, many times.