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Having used both of these cameras extensively, I can't agree. Just the fact that the Hexar allows for manual exposure makes it more useful than a Stylus. For B&W shooting, the 1/250th isn't too bad with Tri-X, since a stop or two overexposure never hurt anything that much. Its more of a problem with slides, of course. Its more than fast enough to stop any action you might shoot with this camera, or with the Stylus for that matter. The available manual controls on the Hexar, its quietness, and the huge beautiful viewfinder more than compensate for its limitations. Its as close to an electronic autofocus M6 as you are going to get in the current market. Personally, I think if the Hexar RF has a decent viewfinder, it combined with an M6 .85 and an original Hexar would be a great team, and the 3 bodies together still weigh less than an F5. Pete - ----- Original Message ----- From: Lucien <email@example.com> > That's why, IMO, the Olympus Stylus Epic/Mju is a much more useful camera than > the old fixed-lens Hexar.