Used to be a Minolta user and was seriously considering the A700 when it came out. What turned me to Canon after 20 years with Minolta was that I could get a 50D+70-200 2.8 IS
for the same price as the 70-200 2.8G
alone. today they are pretty much on par price wise.
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