Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Minolta Maxxum 5

I'm sorry that Minolta doesn't make cameras any more. The only consolation is that after purchasing Minolta, Sony kept some of the "geshalt" in the new line of digital SLRs. So, I collect Minolta and Sony, analogue and digital. The Minolta Maxxum lenses still perform beautifully on Sony cameras, that's why I recently added a Sony A850 full frame digital camera to my digital collection.
This is the Minolta 5, one of the last film cameras they produced. It's very capable and very small and light weight. I checked with KEH and you can get one today for $16 !! (that deserves a double exclamation). I added the grip, because it actually improves handling. The lens is the maxxum 50mm f1.7.

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