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    SRT 101 was my first camera when working on a local newspaper. Those earlier MC Minolta lenses are as good as anything produced today. Great camera, only slight weakness was over time dirt getting inbetween the metering coupling ring between lens and body causing it to get sticky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolleiman View Post
    SRT 101 was my first camera when working on a local newspaper. Those earlier MC Minolta lenses are as good as anything produced today. Great camera, only slight weakness was over time dirt getting inbetween the metering coupling ring between lens and body causing it to get sticky.
    I was going to try and stay all MD lenses but I've heard others mention the fine quality of the MC lenses. Perhaps I will consider those as well. Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikon Collector View Post
    Some cameras just "feel" right, and it differs for different people, for me it's Nikkormat FT2, F3, FM, SRT 101, Ricoh XRP, I have a FM2n but it just feels different from the FM, though they"re the same body.
    I am the same way. After just half a roll this camera already 'feels' right. I knew I had the proper 4x5 after my first time out with my Toyo several years ago.

    Quote Originally Posted by Photo-gear View Post
    You inquire after instead of before the purchase but it is still the same question... Curiosity in terms of photography is a good excuse. Well done..., although your curiosity might be used for some other purposes creativity wise...
    I'm afraid many other areas of my curiosity might be put to better use as well!

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    If it's so important to the original poster to own a S.L.R. camera that famous photographers used I suggest he sells his Minolta SRT101 and buy a Nikon F.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    If it's so important to the original poster to own a S.L.R. camera that famous photographers used I suggest he sells his Minolta SRT101 and buy a Nikon F.
    Depends how much money he has to spend. you can pick up a decent SRT101 for peanuts, whereas Nikon F's in good condition are starting to command "collector" prices. If going down the Nikon route an FM would be a more practical choice, they're still reasonably priced, I've used two for many years and found them to be totally reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    If it's so important to the original poster to own a S.L.R. camera that famous photographers used I suggest he sells his Minolta SRT101 and buy a Nikon F.
    My understanding was that the OP was happy with the SRT101 and was merely curious whether notable photographers had used this camera and not that the OP wanted to, per se, buy a type of camera used by 'famous' photographers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjiboy View Post
    If it's so important to the original poster to own a S.L.R. camera that famous photographers used I suggest he sells his Minolta SRT101 and buy a Nikon F.
    You either don't read or you're a jerk. Based on past posts I'm inclined to believe the later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolleiman View Post
    Depends how much money he has to spend. you can pick up a decent SRT101 for peanuts, whereas Nikon F's in good condition are starting to command "collector" prices. If going down the Nikon route an FM would be a more practical choice, they're still reasonably priced, I've used two for many years and found them to be totally reliable.
    Yes, I ended up going Minolta because the features I wanted were much cheaper than a comparable Nikon. Nikon glass just keeps going up in price, especially with the new digital they are releasing that will take all thier old mf, even non-AI lenses.

    Quote Originally Posted by David Allen View Post
    My understanding was that the OP was happy with the SRT101 and was merely curious whether notable photographers had used this camera and not that the OP wanted to, per se, buy a type of camera used by 'famous' photographers.

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    Exactly. Thanks, David.

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    I found the SRT101 and its lenses to be excellent, easily the equal of Nikon. I only changed to the Nikon system when I left a local newspaper and started working for the nationals many years ago because I needed accessories like motordrives, and occasionally compatable hire lenses (at that time usually only available in Nikon mount).
    If you don't need these facilities, then stick with your Minoltas, they are up with best. Price is so often dictated by what is "fashionable", or because it's "what the pro's use".....My favourite camera?...My battered old Rolleiflex T, purchased in 1979 s/h for £125. never once let me down, now that's what I call value..!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolleiman View Post
    I found the SRT101 and its lenses to be excellent, easily the equal of Nikon. I only changed to the Nikon system when I left a local newspaper and started working for the nationals many years ago because I needed accessories like motordrives, and occasionally compatable hire lenses (at that time usually only available in Nikon mount).
    If you don't need these facilities, then stick with your Minoltas, they are up with best. Price is so often dictated by what is "fashionable", or because it's "what the pro's use".....My favourite camera?...My battered old Rolleiflex T, purchased in 1979 s/h for £125. never once let me down, now that's what I call value..!
    I've got half a roll through the SRT 101 and love it already. =) I also have A Rolleiflex T. It was given to me by a good friend several years ago, if I could only have one camera that would be it.

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