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Minolta Or Nikon?  
User currently onlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2334 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 9 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2751 times:
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Which is the best zoom camera to buy cause I saw some on sale(a Nikon and Minolta). Which one is the best one out of those two? I want to know? Which one?!

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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2692 times:

Which types?
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  Wink/being sarcastic ).
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.

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User currently offlineDa fwog From United Kingdom, joined Aug 1999, 867 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2670 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.

User currently offlineJayDavis From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 2000 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (14 years 9 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2669 times:

Don't buy a small, point and shoot camera, you won't like it. Save your money and then go buy some good equipment, buy Canon !

Just kidding to all the Nikon users, many of whom are my good friends.

Both Canon and Nikon make excellent camera lines, but for a quality 35mm system, I'd only recommend those two in my personal opinion.

User currently offlineExtra300L From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (14 years 9 months 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2624 times:

NIKON anyday! My manual FG will take photos as good any automatic all singing all dancing camera, plus a massive range High Quality lenses!

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (14 years 9 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2616 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).

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