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    Autfocus doesn't focus where I want it to. I enjoy watching the plane of focus shift slowly.
    Fast frame rates are good for sports but sadly I have to put my A-1 down and grab my 5D Mark II for sports.
    I never use Program Mode on any of my cameras
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    In-camera reflected light meters. IMHO, these being treated as gold is the number one hindrance to well-exposed film.

    Auto focus only stinks if it is foolishly expected to be a true auto focus...which it never, ever will be until the camera is wired into our brains. When you use it within its sensible limits, as motorized focus, it is an OK feature, IMO. This means that you tell it what to focus on, at all times, and the only thing the feature does is do the actual focusing for you. I do not see how any use of it that involves automatic focusing point selection would be worthwhile.
    2F/2F

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    Sometimes the photographer is over rated.
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    Face detection. Multi-segment metering (which somehow gives the impression that different parts of the scene can be exposed differently). Program mode, which in many ways is similar to the early trap-needle autoexposure systems.

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    Another vote for autofocus, program mode and high frame rates...

    Yes, it also depends greatly on the kind of photography I do and am interested in (though I think program mode reallly has no redeeming qualities)....
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    Silly me! I forgot to specifically mention TTL flash metering! However, it goes without saying based on my previous answer. Any time a directly-read in-camera reflected meter is used as the primary way to establish ones exposures, it is bad news in my book.
    2F/2F

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    I think multi-pattern metering is the most over-rated feature.
    I would prefer people use CWA or spot before moving to evaluative/multi-pattern or whatever else it is and can be called.

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    I think auto anything is overrated. I've noticed a lot of photography students where I used to go to school relied on their autofocus and auto exposure and were lost without them. One time in my studio photography class, a couple of the students were working by theirselves and used the pictures on the LCD screen of their digital cameras to adjust the lighting instead of using the handheld light meter. Later, I found out they used the lcd screen because they didnt know how to use the handheld meter...

    I think film can be overrated, too, but that's a bit of a subjective observation. "X film is superior to Y film because of {enter arguments about film curves and resolution and whatever}" arguments were the first thing that came to my mind as I read this thread

    *prepares for backlash about the film can be overrated statement*
    "I have captured the light and arrested its flight! The sun itself shall draw my pictures!"

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    Fitted ever-ready case
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    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    DOF Preview Buttons :P

    I have a Canon Elan7e ... the "eye tracking focus" system is just absurd ... but the camera is damn quiet.

    I don't have anything against auto * features, as long as they can be turned off. The exception being my Contax G1 ...

    and +1 on fitted cases of any kind. hate them.

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