Consider me impressed! Now it would be great to know at least some detail as to the future of this system. Unfortunately I cannot go out on a limb with a product that looks like it is being pushed aside by Phase One ... even though it is what I want and potentially what others do too. However it is really very tempting as the ergonomics and practicality for me are important issues - most of my portrait work is done outside of a studio and I need my kit to be flexible.Auto exposure, shutter, or aperture priority are all available with whatever viewing mode (WLF, loupe, prism, whatever). You choose. Its pretty much current. When shooting with the digital back, a small image of the histogram shows up on the handle by the WLF, so you don't have to look at the back.