CcrlR
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Minolta Or Nikon?

Mon Aug 27, 2001 2:40 am

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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jwenting
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RE: Minolta Or Nikon?

Mon Aug 27, 2001 5:28 am

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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da Fwog
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RE: Minolta Or Nikon?

Mon Aug 27, 2001 7:42 am

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.
 
JayDavis
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Neither!

Mon Aug 27, 2001 10:30 am

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.

 
extra300L
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RE: Minolta Or Nikon?

Thu Aug 30, 2001 11:35 pm

NIKON anyday! My manual FG will take photos as good any automatic all singing all dancing camera, plus a massive range High Quality lenses!
 
jwenting
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RE: Minolta Or Nikon?

Fri Aug 31, 2001 12:26 am

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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