Quote Originally Posted by Sean
ok finally the *ist is in hand

I'll be taking it out in about an hour on my lunch break for a little street photo action. I think I am going to like this little cam quite a lot. If all goes well I'll post some print scans this Sunday.
I saw an article comparing the *ist with its Nikon and Canon counterparts. Can't recall what the counterparts were. The conclusion was that the *ist had the edge and judging by the pictures, this did seem to be borne out. As these pictures were magasine quality only, I'd expect the real difference to be even greater.

As the only mag I normally look at is Amateur Photographer, I think it must have been that one.