Quote Originally Posted by df cardwell
The whole batteries / no batteries thing is kind of passe, isn't it ?
As I said it its just a matter of personal taste. Some are saying the same about film

Quote Originally Posted by df cardwell
How often do you lose a camera because you don't have batteries ?
Never. All of my battery sucking, auto-everything bodies are long dead. Only my ancient mechanical Nikon, Leica and my Contax S2 still operate with absolute dependability. I decided, "Why carry a mechanical as a backup for when your expensive electro-gizmo fails? Save the weight and just carry the mechanical. No one will know when they see the photographs."

Quote Originally Posted by df cardwell
How often can you find somebody who actually knows how to repair a mechanical camera ?
I'm betting long after discontinued proprietary chips and ribbon circuits for specific cameras become impossible to locate.