I went away last week, took the compact digital camera.Girlfriend took\nher Pentax MZ50. We both commented on what a pain it was to have to turn\non the camera before a pic could be taken.\nThis got me thinking back to the late 70's/early 80's when I first got\ninto photography, when all cameras were (pretty much) when to use\nimmediately the lens cap was taken off. You'd have set the shutter and\naperture for the prevalent conditions previously, as well as a neutral\nfocus point, then when a pic opportunity arrived, the camera was ready,\nand could take the pic, and be near enough right 90% of the time.\n\nSo, I said I'd have a look at getting an 'old' camera again.\nNikon FE's, Canon A1's and Olympus OM1/2's were lusted after 25 years\nago, so I looked at them first - Nikons still at £100ish with lens,\nCanons at £50-75, and the bargains of the bunch, OM2's going for £30-50\ninc. 50mm lens.\nWhat more could I want?\n\nSo the choice is down to any of the OM 1/2 range. £50 for a pro quality\ncamera. What more could you want for a quality, easy to use camera?\nAlan.