I got to thinking about the cameras I previously used compared to the ones I use now: Have a look: At left you have the Canon G12 28-140 mm equivalent, F2.8-4.5, autofocus, autoexposure. Second from left, Pentax SP500 35mm film camera with 50 mm lens, f2, manual focus, match-needle exposure. Third from left, Panasonic FZ150, 24-600mm equivalent, autofocus, autoexposure. Right, Olympus IS-3, 35mm film camera, 35-180mm fixed lens, f 4.5-5.6, autofocus, autoexposure. I shot a few "pretend" shots with my Pentax SP500 the other day, and I was astonished at how slow manual focusing and manual exposure (match needle) was. I contend, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, that, in terms of equipment, we may well be living in the Golden Age of Photography. The defense calls no further witnesses. Cheers, Jock PS the photo was hastily taken with flash with my Olympus D550 on the office floor.