...and I just bought a Yashica.

I asked myself the same questions, but included the Canon in my considerations too. The Minolta's are definitely tougher to get a hold of, which is probably an indicator of quality. But the Yashinon on my 124G may have tipped the scales for me, seeing that one was on the Electro...

I habven't received it yet, so I can't attest to the quatilty...

I've generally been a Minolta fan because they haven't let me down since buying my X700 about 25 years ago...