Hi John, sensible has nothing to do with it it's sentiment and pleasure. The first film I ever used was Kodachrome 64 in an old Yashica range finder camera my uncle gave to me. I've been using Pentax cameras for 25 years, to go to Japan and not use a Pentax is unthinkable. I jast want the pure pleasure of taking some slides on a small quality camera that feels good. I love the way that you have to ration film and not just bang away taking hundreds because you can. There's a sort of cathartic quality in using a manual everything camera with a bit of film in it. The mind is concentrated and you are forced to think when you have to do everything yourself. They did have an FM2 for the same price as the LX in the shop at the time but the LX just feels much better and I don't have any manual focus Nikon lenses so it wouldn't feel right. Anyway it was am LX, I sold my previous one and regretted it. Thanks for the advice anyway, thoughts on what selection of Nikon lenses I should take would be appreciated though.