Jp, I view the Elan more as my step into film. It has what im familiar with but in film. I put too much money into my 50mm 1.4 to let it sit around, plus i want to see what my 50mm is capable of in film. Dont you worry, i crave older gear too. Id love to get an AE-1, and find out personaly what range finders are capable of. I have much to learn and discover and I anticipate every moment of it.