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Bravo, Kyle. I agree (almost) completely with this philosophy, which is why I've gone to AF Nikon fast zoom lenses for capturing my daughter jumping horses over fences. I just couldn't get a decent percentage of keepers with manual focus lenses on the M6. No doubt Ted could do better, but I don't have enough time to practice (and probably couldn't afford the Leica 2.8 zooms even if I had the skill to use them well.) OTOH, when fast action far away in low light is not on the agenda, I really do enjoy fiddling with old technology (a IIIf with both old and new lenses, in addition to the M6), and getting great (well, for me) images without auto anything makes those results even more satisfying. In this case, the journey adds to the results. Cheers, Kip Kyle Cassidy wrote, in part: > because you want to fiddle with a neat old camera is not a good enough > excuse to miss images that you want to capture. unlike skiing, > photography is about the RESULT not the JOURNEY.