This is the final straw. As soon as I can afford I'm dumping all my Maxxum equipment and buying Canon. I was about ready to buy a X1 but I'm not now.
The soul never thinks without an image.
To bad Andre' you don't know what you have been missing!
Originally Posted by Juba
That would be cutting off your nose to spite your face. Olympus ditched the OM range, there's no way I'd sell my OM kit!
Originally Posted by magic823
Anáil nathrach, ortha bháis is beatha, do chéal déanaimh.
What does that accomplish???? you move to Canon and then Canon decides they are getting out of film? Are you going to ditch them and go to .....What????
Originally Posted by magic823
Crips I am on the point and don't have nothing to shoot!
come on guys and gals, get over it, there is a massive amount of equipment out there....
I ain't ditching my Minolta gear and have been shooting it for 20 years + its good gear and will produce the images I was to shoot....
Knee Jerk Reactions to a changing market, seem to be real strong right now, but what about the millions of cameras that are still floating around!
It's not really surprising since Konica/Minolta has been pretty low-key in photography for some time now. They're into business machines, aren't they? Like Kyocera (of Yashica and Contax history)? Or is Kyocera now into camera phones? And Sony, king of consumer electronics, becomes a digital SLR force to be reckoned with? Nikon ceases making most film-based camera products? For 35mm, that leaves...who? Pentax, Canon and, peripherally, Leica?
So, when does Taco Bell get into the digital imaging business?
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I started photography about 20 years ago with a Konica Autoreflex TC that I still keep (but haven’t use in more than 10 years). At the time I “fetished” the Nikon F3 but I couldn’t understand why my cheap camera had a higher flash synch (1/125) and, friendlier to beginners, shutter speed priority than the Nikon. I also bought an used maxxum 7 last month that I’m enjoining very much.
You guys are mixing things up here...
the Konica TC and the Minolta SRT are TWO completely different camera companies...
Konica bought out Minolta about two years ago to save the Business Machines division, Konica pretty much scaped cameras many years ago
But the company that announced it was getting out of cameras is nothing to do with Konica or Minolta...
In the whole scope of things, this is little more than a blip that should have happend two years ago, Konica is a Business Machine company now a days for the most part, the film division was really an after thought in the whole scope of things
When it comes down to it, the demise of Minolta cameras, actually should have happend two years ago, and Konica stepped in and gave us two years more...
Originally Posted by kunihiko
First time I have herd of it! I thought KM only makes colour neg and one Chromagenic these days, no?
I think I have about 16 rolls of it, I find it to be too slow for general use, I have yet to have one developed, only got it because it was so cheap, about 17p a roll!
Originally Posted by Andy K
Ever herd an OM30?
Originally Posted by Kevin Roach
As much as I prefer a modern camera, if I can't get one then I will take an old, used one instead. As long as I can keep pressing the shutter, and as long as I can continue to run film through it.
I think Taco Bell should spare its burrito-making technology and low-wage operation skills to the film manufactures.
Originally Posted by Lee Shively