Thanks Caleb...yes, anything you come up with would certainly be helpful! I'm not really that
worried about metering either really...it's a Rebel digital so I can review the pics for exposure by looking at them and/or histogram info. I don't really mind flyin by the seat of my pants with that...there were some times in the old days with the old FTb where the metering battery had gone dead (usually because I forgot to shut the thing off after the last use! LOL!) and I had to guestimate my exposures...and there I couldn't even review the images!
Ya know, it's kind of funny really....I suppose I'm guilty about this myself, but with some of the newer digitals, photography really has become something of a "no brainer" in many ways...7 to 11 autofocus points, TTL metering, IS/VR lenses, etc.. On my old FTb (which is still a -great- camera BTW) the only
thing the battery powered was the onboard light meter...no autofocus, no auto white balance (hey, thats what film and filters were for!), no aperture or shutter "priority modes", certainly no "scene modes" and if you wanted to hold the camera steady for a long exposure or long tele lens, you put the darn camera on a tripod! The only "processor" my old camera ever had was the one inside my head! LOL!!! Even with my cheapy digital p&s's, I've gotta say, I've gotten a little spoiled
Anyways, thanks again for anything you come up with!
(by the gods, I'm starting to sound like my father..."when I was your age, I used to walk 17 miles to and from school everyday...up hill...both ways...in 20 feet of snow..." LOL!!!!!!!