Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 21 Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1016 times:
Both Minolta and Nikon make excellent cameras. Nikon has a larger choice in lenses available themselves, which may be good.
Lenses for Minolta MD mount are getting hard to get. There are few new ones and happy users tend to hang onto their old ones (I know I do ).
Both old Minoltas and old Nikons are turning up regularly at camera collectors events for near newprice (this for 20 year old cameras).
Lately, Minolta is reported to be having some problems with the reliability of their electronics, causing sudden failures which are hard to fix.
Da fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 9 Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 994 times:
Zoom camera? You mean zoom compact camera? Don't buy it! Save you money and buy a proper SLR instead. A zoom compact will generally not give you the quality you desire, especially if you intend uploading photos to Airliners.net, regardless of whether it is a Nikon, Minolta, Canon, Pentax or anyone else's.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 21 Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 940 times:
Extra300, I have a manual Minolta that gives excellent service (and has for 20 years). Only reason I switched to Nikon for AF was the recent troubles Minolta has been having with their electronics (plus Minolta stopping with rental lenses, not that I ever used it, but who knows what will happen in the future).