Quote Originally Posted by Rol_Lei Nut View Post
Well, a 1965 Pentax Spotmatic can give most of those things (apart from MLU, vertical grip and motorised rewind - batteries & closable viewfinder not being an issue) for typically about € 40 ...
I tried to find a manual "classic" for some time but the nikon go way up to snobbist prices in belgium. A FE or FA for the price of a pro AF SLR, you know...
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!