My first camera was a Miranda Fv, no meter or any other automation. That was @ 1968. Since then have had Canon Ftb, and F1, Contax RTSII, Kowa Super 66, Graflex Speed Graphic, and various and sundry medium format "oldies" and box cameras. Recently got an old mint minolta Hi-Matic 7II to try rangefinder work, and love it! After all the trials of different cameras, have gone back to an F1n and just a 35 and 100mm lenses. They cover everything I shoot the way I want to shoot it.