Quote Originally Posted by TPPhotog
I had to learn the basics of light, exposure and composition as I didn't have lots of gadgets such as matrix light metering, auto-focus or a motor-drive to machine-gun off the shots. After that I moved onto the good old workhorse the Pentax LX
There is something to be said about learning how to meter the old-fashioned way. I traded in the Petri (which had auto-exposure - aperature priority I think) for a Nikon F2. I learned a lot with it. Of course, now I shoot primarily with a Toyo 45AII, so I have to do everything manually - and I love it!!!