I'm trying to gather information about canon cameras, thinking about creating a franken-camera. Before reinventing the wheel and/or buying something that won't work I'd like to get some feedback, though. I like my m43 camera but the balance with older lenses is not that good so I'd like to get an APS body for some endeavors, and I like manual focus lenses anyway. Besides, I'm not that much into spending thousands or dollars in fancy lenses, hundreds on crappy ones or paying extra to have a certain branded lens. I know I could probably get a Panasonic GH*, but I have my reasons not to get one. My plan is to modify a Canon body to take cheap(er) manual lenses. The flange-to-sensor distance seems to be very close to Minolta's MD, so it's a good alternative for me. I know I could use Pentax lenses using an adapter, but for now I'd like to stay with Minolta AND I don't want to use an adapter with glass on it. And I like the challenge as well The question I have is: which cheap/older Canon bodies can meter in Aperture or Manual mode when using manual lenses? What I have in mind is something with a CCD sensor and decent noise behavior, 6-10 megapixels and a decent flash synchro speed. Who has toyed with these cameras around here?