Hi Robert, Very true As someone here so rightly said in another thread, "first you learn the rules then you can break them". I think although all the latest auto-whatevers can be useful, in the end they only allow average shots if used on their own. Even though I have now gravitated to a Nikon F100 I still use a lot of manual override for shots which are important to me. If it's just for a local paper then matrix with bracketing is close enough for desaturating and being printed on toilet paper. For the richness of wet prints though metering the old way even if I use the in-camera spot meter to do it is still very important to me.

Konical, Go on be a devil and take it out for spin and relive old times