>What I like a lot about the 'pro' style is the top left >command dial. very simple and easy access to ISO, Image >Quality and White balance.
The pro bodies are not set up this way. The semi-pro bodies are.
>Call me nuts, but those buttons are a pain to access when in >the viewfinder — I find myself always pulling out of frame to >hit the button and then stepping back in, only to have to >reframe — do that 500 times in one day and you've increased >your shooting time exponentially.
I can't say that I have ever my WB, or quality setting during a shoot. Not without changing locations (indoors to out, or outdoors to in). Not in 25 years. I have changed the ISO but that's pretty rare.
>This is *clearly* a rant on my part — and I'm probably >replying to multiple responses in this one thread — But I >guess I'm just one of the undecideds (queue timely election >quip)
We all use gear differently, and my way is no better than your way or anyone else's way. However, if your way is causing you undue pain or stress, you might want to see if there is some other way you can accomplish your goals.