My most "modern" film camera is a Pentax PZ-1p, sporting autofocus, 5 fps, power rewind, etc. Pleasant enough, but the instruction manual is immense. 5fps is expensive. I had to consult the manual to rewind the first roll I shot. The camera's very programmability is a bit daunting, at least to one who came up through manual cameras.

I also have a Pentax 645n and several lenses. This camera is so intelligently laid out that the instruction manual is hardly needed. Proper dials, no drilling down through menues to change from spot to matrix metering, from automatic to manual exposure, etc.

By contrast with the PZ-1p my Pentax LX can be used without the manual, only a few features are not intuitive. The winder is 2fps, sufficient. As a system camera it accomodates screen and viewfinder changes, mirror lockup, etc.

The LX and Pentax ME-Super are my 35mm film users. They make me think more about what I'm doing than does my digital K-10 and K-5, both fine machines, but somehow lacking in soul. Somehow to me a camera should be metal, weighty, somewhat angular, unlike the rather curvaceous PL-1p and the digital SLRs. Getting old, I guess. Better than the alternative!