I'm puzzled by this. I started out on F80 shooting slides (mostly) and some colour negs. I've since moved to D100. Anyhow, what benefit does one get from trying a fully manual camera? Is composition going to be affected by manual versus automatic? I don't see that it should. Technical issues might, like image being in focus or correct exposure. But to that end, isn't it better that technology should help us as much as it can? If I want manual I can use manual focus and manual exposure on my D100 (and I do from time to time depending on what I'm shooting). So what point to use film on FM2?Originally Posted by Pro Image
Projecting forward to the future, manual cameras will be fewer and fewer and most people will start photography with digital (this trend is already happening). But if using manual gear is some sort of pre-requisite to learning photography, then how?