Quote Originally Posted by brofkand View Post
CGW,

I'm not looking to build a complete Minolta kit; this camera I got cheap and I just want to have it in instances where using my Nikon F100 would be too much, either due to weight, environmental factors, etc. In those instances, it makes sense to me to keep my lenses as cheap as possible.

It's a stunning camera in excellent condition, but I got it mostly to use when I need a rugged manual focus camera that doesn't care if I have batteries in it, and isn't as computerized as an F100 so there's less to break if it gets humid.
A pretty SRT 101+58/1.4 brought me back to photography in the mid 90s--proof of an obvious soft spot for the brand's early stuff. Just be aware that its meter was built to run on the now-banned 1.35v PX 625 mercury cells. Explore the archives for current workarounds. Check the condition of the foam on the mirror bumper and especially at the hinge on the back--prime source of light leaks. Otherwise, shoot it till it breaks.