AT LAST! Someone who agrees. I must confess I have never used an auto-load manual camera but plenty of the others. I can see the reasoning why the auto-load came and that was when people found some cameras a 'bit tricky' to load, But the development of AF changed all that then the 'D' word came along. Yes the emulsion side of other films is also different with slide film being a bit darker and more brown (depending on the make) and B&W usually being a bit on the grey side. Jeeeez! Not even a full generation and even the simple things are forgotten.