Despite its beauty and mechanical precision, the camera is also a throwback technically and mechanically -- and that's the way Snyder likes it. "It's become my snapshot camera, so I had it with me when I was just on vacation in the Turks and Caicos," says the director, whose upcoming movie, The Last Photograph, will be about a war photographer in Afghanistan. "I was walking on the beach and using close-up diopters to shoot weird stuff in the sand, using a tape measure to set the focus. This guy walks by and says, 'You know, they've got that all figured out now, they have autofocus cameras.' And I go, 'Yeah, they want your soul too, so I think I'll stay with this.'"