As I wasn't raised in the MF era and started photographing in 1993, AF is my way of working for 17 yrs now.
[/QUOTE]If you like "control" and "being connected with the subject", most "classical" cameras can offer the same or better.
Take a look at some older or "non-professional" cameras (maybe check out the ones in my signature, though ask before buying the Rolleiflexes). ;-)
Ask yourself if you really need AF, programme mode, motor advance & all the other gadgets now considered normal.[/QUOTE]
No, I don't need it at all. I fully agree. It's not about the camera, it's about the man/woman behind it and about the light.
Maybe the quote on the man's page underneath says it all:
Thanks for replying!