This is the question I keep finding myself needing to answer. Over the weekend I bought a couple of vintage Canon AE-1 and AE-1P cameras and accessories and everyone is like "Why the heck do you want to buy old junk like that? Live in the now!" Argh! Why is it so hard for some people to understand that newer is not always better?! And sometimes old stuff works just as good (sometimes better) and almost always cheaper? Sorry, just had to rant a little. I'll step down from my now! Anyone else go through this?