Over the past few months I have been on an strange journey. About a year ago I bought a Fuji X-E1, XF35 and XF18-55 and gave my NEX 5n to my son. I felt like the Fuji was very Leica like and I wanted to have that. I liked the Fuji (and it a good camera) but I noticed that I was making a lot less images. I attributed it to being busy at work (or some other handy excuse). I gave up the Fuji for a number of reasons and when I could I picked up a NEX 6. Again I was making fewer images and this time the reasons were equally serious and just as stupid. The holidays rolled around and I bought an a6000 which anyone on these boards as of late probably realizes i didn't care for at all. I returned the a6000 and found myself without any camera so I picked up a scratch and dent Fuji X10 for $99 just to have something to play with. I found that the X10 was fun to use and i started to take more images but something still felt off. Then I saw my old 5n sitting under a pile of dirty laundry in my son's room with a massive dent in the filter ring of the Hexanon 35/2.8 I had also given him. I picked up the camera to put it away and i noticed how nicely it sat in my hand. Then it all hit me. What was the common denominator of all the cameras I had been shooting with after the 5n? They all had EVFs. Now, I'm not anti-EVF but I like using the rear LCD instead. I realize that I am a minority in this but I like what I like. Of course why would a camera having an EVF throw me for such a loop? What I realized it wasn't the camera per se but the way I hold them. The 5n just falls naturally into my hand. With an adapted lens mounted I typically shoot form the hip with one hand on the lens (holding it from below). The other hand is on the grip but rotated so my thumb can switch it on and off and operate the shutter. My pinkie can flip up the screen. Because of where my thumb sits on top of the camera it is also easy to jump down to do MF assist or hit the bottom of the wheel for exposure comp. When I was using the cameras with EVFs I would hold it like you would a camera when you were going to hold it up to your eye. Even on camera WITH a flip down screen I was holding it wrong so everything felt out of place and uncomfortable. I went out this morning with the 5n and a Canon 50/1.4 SSC and it was an absolute joy. The camera disappeared and it was effortless. shifting gears by kevin dixey, on Flickr warm by kevin dixey, on Flickr I reclaimed my 5n by bribing my son. He had been eyeing my X10 so I bought him one just like mine. He is happy to have AF and 1cm macro and I have my 5n back. So what did I learn? I learned that apparently I am very picky when it comes to hand positions and holding a camera. I also learned that being comfortable with the tool is can trump specifications and new cool features.