I'd just finished shooting for five days at a trade show for Tivoli Systems (now part of IBM) and I was out walking through the streets of Lisbon with an old Leica M3 and a 35mm lens. I walked by this pool and shot just as the boy jumped. Of course, since the camera was already focused at its hyperfocal distance there was no delay for autofocusing and no shutter delay. I was able to capture the action as it unfolded.
I didn't have a light meter with me but I had the paper with the exposure pictograms that used to come in every box of Kodak film taped to the bottom plate of the camera and covered with Scotch tape. I'd set the shutter and aperture for sunlight and didn't need to change the exposure again until I walked into the open shade.
Because of these two technical aspects my film shots from 14 years ago are more consistent and more in focus than what I get from the most advanced digital cameras. Besides the immediate gratification have we really come so far?
I know that the feisty ones among you will immediately respond that all the current cameras can be used in manual exposure as well. And that's true. But I sure am finding fewer and fewer lenses with distance scales and even fewer with depth of field scales. And that's a pity for street shooters.