Glad you enjoyed Mark. I love my Minolta; it cost just around $40 and its as solid as a white dwarf. You’re right about the tangibility of film. The value of something in your hands versus screen is hard to compute. I never had an appreciation for this until I started shooting film. Can’t wait to get my hands on some of the re-launched Ektachrome. Hold on to those Minoltas. Interest in film seems to be growing and with that I expect good SLRs will be harder to come by.