... at least for a little while
and only for black and white
Imagine, everything on the camera, prior to snapping the pic, must be manually adjusted.
Then there's the darkroom with chemicals, tank & reels, thermometer and a timer all ... used to produce a long, wet strip of negative film. After the film dries, comes the enlarger, photo paper, more chemicals, trays, a reddish colored light and maybe a good print.