Not too sure where that info came from but the Minolta manual SR mount lenses can actually be adapted to a number of digitals. All of the ones I am aware of focus to infinity just fine when the correct adaptor is used.
Which SLR's are this? FWIW I talk about glassless adapters.
Duhhhhh. ...which was introduced almost 20 years later [...]
Duhhhh, that was a reply to
Originally Posted by pbromaghin
They're some of the best 35mm cameras ever made
Even if we take the technical possibilities of 1979 into account some things could have been made better:
- why going back to cloth shutter with the X700? With a further development of the XD7 shutter 1/2000 would have been possible
- why not placing a mask with shutter speeds in front of the metering LEDs in the viewfinder so that one can see the selected shutter speeds in the dark?
- selective AND average metering was technical possible - but more expensive.
Although I like the XD7 and the X700 they are sometimes a limitation.
No need to second guess the Minolta X700 some 30+ years after it's release as it won the 1981 European Camera of the Year.
It - as well as any other camera before or since, have their limitations. We photographers - likely more so then any others, know about compromises as we constantly work within limitations of our tools, the light and the subject.