If I enjoyed shooting with the Minolta XG-M, I loved shooting with this camera. The controls, the metering, they just seemed to make sense to me. And the sound of the shutter! Beautiful and unique. I started shooting in a cemetery in Pittsburgh. The first 4 pictures of the roll had a weird “effect” on them. Not sure if it was the camera, the film, or some supernatural influence, but the rest of the roll worked out well. The metering didn’t seem to be as accurate as the XG-M, but maybe a little better than the AE-1P. I didn’t shoot either of the older Minolti in any form of “auto” exposure mode. It’s a nice camera that someone will enjoy – I have too many 35mm cameras to keep them all.