I'm just now getting used to working with my old SLR's after years of mostly messing with an upscale point and shoot so if I am asking dumb questions here, please excuse my ignorance. This is the first time in my life that I've actually owned a few SLR's and have had real lenses to work with so every now and again I run into something I'm not sure of. Question #1: When it comes to old SLR cameras do you have to use a dedicated flash and if the camera has a hot shoe does it still need a cable too sometimes? I thought not, to the second, but I'm re-reading the Pentax way and I'm just not sure my SPII's don't need a cable anyway. I'm also wondering if I need a dedicated Pentax flash for these or not. My Yashicas both came with a flash and they don't seem to need the cables to function with their flashes, but is that because they brand match up with the hot shoe or because they're more advanced than my Spotties? I know my SPI's need a cable. The only shoe you can have for one of those is a cold shoe, but I thought the SPII's had a hot shoe and didn't need one? I'm a bit confused here on that score and wondering if I need an actual Pentax flash "and" a cable. I do have several including some non-branded ones that seem to work fine with my digital's hot shoe, but when it comes to the SLR's I'm just not sure of what I am doing here. I haven't used any flash on on them as yet. Mostly taking pics outside so far. I just want to know what I have to do to be able to work inside. Question #2 Has anyone here ever re-covered their camera with anything non-traditional. IE: not camera leathers/leatherettes. I'm curious to see what has been tried. I'm thinking of recovering my Yashicas in something different. In a upholstery fabric maybe? I do like the leathers I've seen online, but I just want something different from that for at least one of them. Question #3 Is there anywhere you can purchase those plugs for the flash terminals by brand? Only one of my cameras actually has one and I'd like to be able to cover the jacks properly. What the heck are they usually called anyway? Flash terminal plugs? I'm not bringing anything up when I search. Question #4 How good is indoor/outdoor film indoors sans a flash? I've often wondered if you actually need a flash if you get film that is marked supposedly for indoor and outdoor situations versus outdoor situations. There's not much of a film selection here. Mainly I can get Fuji 200/400 indoor/outdoor and Kodak 200/400 outdoor or outdoor/indoor. That's about it. Just wondering which might be better for shooting inside. Thanks!