Quote Originally Posted by Satinsnow
I have been using the Minolta Line for over 25 years now in my business, starting out with an XD-11 and now shoot with a 9XI and have always loved them, they have served for many years of banging about and shooting pictures for a living.

Same here. Started with an SRT 101. I have Nikons too. But the images with my Minolta glass are different. More smooth. Not smooth like Leica...but close. My Nikons are sharp and contrasty but dont' have that same "feel" as the Rokkor stuff.

My favorite lens is the 50mm 1.4 and my 85mm 1.7

Image with 50mm 1.4 MD:
Smooth background. I can't explain it.