Quote Originally Posted by Bentley Boyd
I shoot mainly slide film and one stop overexposure is critical especially if you are taking portraits in very bright conditions at full aperture to throw the background out of focus and you are caught with 400 ASA film in the camera. Your point about filter sizes Lee, is a valid one, I hadn't thought about it because all my Canon lenses take 52mm filters and I use two ND filters A 2x and a 4X I have had for years.
and that is exactly what it was...


Ben, you make an excellent point - and I hate to cry about this again.. I feel like such a whiner - but most of my glass was stolen and I have not rebuild my collection yet. The only filter I have is a 4x of questionable quality...
Lee, I think you make a very good observation as well - but what I can take out of this exchange is that the extra shutter is nice to have, but nor crucial. I would say yes, you will be in a situation where you will probably think "I wish I had it", but I don't think enough times that you will think you need a new camera, or dislike the one you have.
Fortunately for me, my New F1 has that 1/2000th setting - and I have already found it useful. Of course, it couldn't help me when I had it loaded with one film, and chose the only other functional SLR I have - a Nikon FG - for the film I actually needed.... Grrr.... I need to rebuild my glass collection so I can look for a nice FD back up (I already know what its going to be ).
Well, I rambled on - but I think I will look and see if anyone on eBay is geting rid of cheap nd's... I could really use an ND grad, too.... - there I go again...

Peter.