I have owned a Maxxum 4 for about 5 or 6 years. It was my first and only SLR, prior to going digital. Today I picked up a couple lenses for it (50mm 1.7 and 80-200 4.5-5.6), and as a package deal I got a Maxxum 5000, 1800 flash, a L49(?) UV filter, a strap, what looks like 2pc leather cover button thing, and a fairly nice bag that is going to be my main bag for my DSLR now. I don't know what they cost, or how it stacked up against the competition back then...and I don't know how "consumer" or "amateur" of a camera this was. Without caring so much for the fact it only has Program and Manual, it seems that it only has one AF point and one metering weight. I don't know how weather resistant it is...if at all. My question I guess, given the advances in technology, is my Maxxum 4 better in almost every way?