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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #241
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For me, it was the Nikon F4S when I was trying to jump to autofocus and a Yashica 124G. The AF on the F4S I found to be severely lacking and ended up with two F100 bodies with MB-15 drives. The Yashica was a very nice camera I picked up at a yard sale in pristine condition. But I just did not take to the square format of the camera and I continue to shoot 35mm today with a Yashica Electro35 GS that I really enjoy.
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A different twist on this question:

Overrated kit: My previous kit, previously highly rated, but feels very inferior when the next generation appears.

Examples:
- Nikon F, F2 once the compact FM & FE appeared.
- Nikon D70, once the D200 & D300 appeared
- Pana Lumix LX-1, once the LX-5 appeared
- Polaroid folders, once the SX-70 appeared

Some kits stand the test of time, others feel very obsolete when next generation appears.
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I'm with TerryMcC - I found the M240 completely unpleasant to use and would always default to my M9s. In the year or two that I had the M240 I might have used it 20 times, it was so porky and ungainly, the add-on EVF was hopeless except for tripod and macro use (certainly not good enough to replace an optical VF for normal usage) and the colour output was not a patch on the M9's. I sold the M240 earlier this year just at the beginning of its huge deflation.
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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #244
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Yashica Mat- Mamiya 330+220- RB67 only so so- Rollieflex TLR not too bad

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Old 2 Weeks Ago   #245
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Olympus XA. Couldn't focus with that tiny viewfinder and dim patch. Never could get used to the focus lever.


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Quote:
Originally Posted by seagrove View Post
The AF on the F4S I found to be severely lacking and ended up with two F100 bodies with MB-15 drives..
That shows how different our experiences can be. I consider the AF on my F4s to be very good even when I compare it to my other AF SLRs like the F5 or the EOS1n.
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Digital in general. I did my best, but it never convinced me.
Happy back to analog for a year now and not planning to look back.
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