I read that in the manual. It's an interesting manual. Says things like "remarkably advanced camera", flawless product", "incomparable system", "extremely reasonable price", "superb advantages", "fabulous electronic system", "unsurpassably versatile performance", "wonderfully silent electromagnetic release", etc. You get the drift. So I am not going to put much trust in ad copy written by a bunch of marketing types apparently locked in a hotel room w/ lots of speed and a thesaurus.
Maybe the stuck pig squeal isn't annoying to you BM (there's no accounting for people's taste), but I assure you it is to me, and that's all that matters. It's annoying enough to where it has resulted in a cottage industry of youtube videos devoted to DIY fixes, and repair places offering to cure it (always for more money than simply replacing the camera would cost). The A series cameras actually have a very nice, pleasant shutter sound. When they begin to squeal it's not good, and you can forget about getting a second candid shot. This is the first A camera I've seen in about a half dozen that had accurate shutter speeds. Some of them only fire at 1/250 even at the 1/1000 setting, and two I had fired at 1/200 no matter where you set them from 1/250 to 1/1000.
I'm w/ you blockend, they're sweet little cameras, and their simplicity is the exact opposite of the way Canon was going at the time. I'm willing to bet they're more reliable in the long run too. They never made them in black finish unfortunately, but I have paint. I'll go w/ the advice here on the metering pattern, and maybe play around w/ it w/ a light source, and see if that will tell me just where the pattern actually is.
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