Thanks Chris, this is a great little review of these magnificent, manual, Minolta cameras.

The very first SLR I ever owned was a Minolta SRT 101 purchased when I was still in college. I enjoyed that camera for several years before it involuntarily left my possession, and even today I think they are one of the most beautiful looking cameras I have ever owned or used. I had an opportunity to pick up another SRT 101 about 3 years ago, and I am very glad I did. Whenever I feel myself getting discouraged with today's auto focus, auto exposure and digital world, I grab one of my Minoltas (you can't own just one), and take it out on a little road trip. It always reminds me how important those basic composition and exposure skills are, and it never fails to revive my love of creating images.