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At 08:36 AM 7/2/98 +0200, you wrote: >And the less you HAVE to play with rings and dials, the more the camera >is out of the way. That is the advantage of muti zone AF, high end ultra >sophisticated matrix metering, high end ultra sophisticated auto-flash >mangement and fast motors ;-) In practice, that's not the way it works. You have to keep your mind on exposure, but with a Leica, it's much easier to just do it and get on. With the new whiz-bang cameras you're always thinking "Am I in the right mode for this camera? Opps, gotta change modes, oops, reach back there and switch focusing zones, no, that's the wrong zone, there, now you notice in the background something happening, and want to increase depth of field, move focusing point where you want it, focus, recompose, oops, in the wrong mode, now have to go from manual to depth of field mode...change custom settings from A to B (on an F5) because focus priority isn't right for this kind of picture, on and on... Yep, that's getting technology out of the way. Leica. Meter, set exposure, recompose, focus, snap. It becomes automatic. :-) You can do that with the other camera, but then why bother with all those extra modes? - -- Eric Welch St. Joseph, MO http://www.ponyexpress.net/~ewelch I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.