BTW, in the October 1981 Modern Photography magazine, Herb Keppler wrote an article with a more pragmatic perspective regarding the three kings of the era - LX, F3 & F-1. Simply he states that these super SLRs were meant primarilly for pros with more emphasis on reliability requirements over features. Leaving non-essential features means less things to break. And that this does not mean that the lesser new offerings - or even the previous models, were any less capable and certainly more affordable.