> > Hi! I'm a basic full function SLR looking for a suitable beginner; I
> > was hoping you guys could help...
> > I come with a 50mm f/1.8 lens, real sharp and fast.
> > I'm an all metal body, but compact with shutter speeds of 30 sec down to
> > a quick 1/2000. My max-synch speed is only 1/125, but that covers most
> > situations pretty well.
> > I have AF and manual focus modes, and the beginner can choose between P
> > mode where I'll do the metering and select an aperture and speed that I
> > think is right. He can shift those as he likes. In my "A" mode (my
> > favourite) the photographer selects the aperture and I'll compute the
> > speed for him and set that. I also come with an "S" mode, which is real
> > handy for sports, danse and other situations where the photogrpaher
> > would like to create some blur or just guarantee a "freeze-frame". Not
> > only that, I am a perfectly secure little beginner SLR, and the
> > photographer can set me to "M" mode and do it all himself.
> > All of my settings are in 1/3 stops, and of course I read DX coded film,
> > but allow the photographer to override it. My exposure compensation
> > comes in 1/3 stops too.
> > And guess what, while I don't have a true "Mirror Lockup" switch, when
> > you use the timer function (set to 2 or 10 seconds), the mirror swings
> > up right away, and the shutter releases later, so all the vibration is