Ok I hope this doesn't get too many people too angry, as I want to gauge people opinion as to their feeling on this subject. With the advent of the super-duper cameras we have on the market now do people think that the traditional methods are lost on the youth of today or the 'art' of photogrpahy. Let me explain a bit more. Yesterday I bought a Canon EOS 500 Quartz Date back for my son (aged 7) to borrow (See the post called what a bargin). Now this camera has Autofocus, auto exposure, all the Canon pic modes. Now had I had my old Centon DF300 returned (Manual focus, etc.) I would have given that to him. Then he'd have learned about the f-stops, the shutter speeds etc. But the Canon is so much easier for me to show him things as I would show him me using the EOS 10 etc. I intend to show him shutter speeds et al. But with the newer all singing all dancing digital cameras will they loose that excitment for the prints turning up, when they can easily look at a pic and delete it and move on. Will these newer digital cameras make kids lose the 'art of photography'?