Quote Originally Posted by NessaC
Anyone else use one of these cameras -- I picked up an X-700 a while back and it's the best camera I've used. Albeit I've owned some lousy cameras in the past, but this one is easy to use and takes amazing pictures, I'm just an amateur, too. Any other stories?

I once (many moons ago) borrowed a Minolta SRT100b and was really impressed by the smoothness, quietness and generally refined feel compared to my usual Pentaxes of that era. I'm not sure that the results were any better or worse - both were pretty good - but I recall thinking that if I was just getting kitted up from scratch I'd probably have gone for the Minolta system.
PS The owner of the camera had bought it duty-free in Oz and came in through British customs thinking they wouldn't notice a brand spanking new camera around his neck. They did!