I have been a devout Minolta shooter from the 70's and never thought that I would shoot Nikon because I thought they were over rated. I had shot other makes and even own/shoot Olympus gear but never did shoot Nikon until I ran across a deal for a Nikon S3 kit that included an F and since I am a RF freak I had to buy it. I can't personally say that the Nikon glass is any better or worse than my Minolta glass but it is fun to shoot and the 1:1 viewfinder is nice for composition.