I have been a fan of photography for many years. I bought my first SLR (not DSLR!) way back in 1991. It was a Minolta that was more geared for someone who wanted an SLR camera but maybe didn’t know why or how to use one. Which was good since I didn’t.
The camera could be used as a fully automatic camera (huge point and shoot?), or in manual mode. Mainly, I used it in auto mode and occasionally tried to use some of the manual inputs. I always said to myself that I would learn more about how to use it but never did, and then came digital.