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.
Originally Posted by NessaC
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!