Minolta

Leica M Film Cameras Too Expensive? Here are Five Alternatives

2382 1338 James Tocchio

James recommends five excellent cameras to buy, if the Leica M series film cameras are beyond your budget. Take a look.

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Minolta RF Rokkor-X 500mm F/8 Mirror Lens Review

2000 1125 James Tocchio

James reviews the Minolta RF Rokkor-x 500mm F/8 mirror-lens. History, specs, use today, and image quality within – Check it out!

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Rediscovering Film Photography with a Minolta X-370s – Camera Review

2000 1125 Sroyon Mukherjee

Sroyon reviews the humble Minolta X-370s, and argues that this bargain-priced 35mm film SLR is perfect for beginners (or anyone, really).

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Minolta Hi-Matic AF2 Review

1800 1013 Jeb Inge

Jeb reviews the Minolta Hi-Matic AF2, a 35mm point and shoot film camera from the dawn of the autofocus era.

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Sony FE 100mm F/2.8 STF (Smooth Trans Focus) Lens Review

1800 1013 James Tocchio

James reviews one of the most interesting lenses being manufactured today, the Sony FE 100mm F/2.8 STF Smooth Trans Focus lens.

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Our Favorite Lenses as Chosen by Your Favorite Camera Geeks

2100 1181 James Tocchio

An all-star lineup of camera likers pick their favorite lenses, including JCH, Hamish of 35mmc, and many more. Plus, we want to know your favorite lens!

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Minolta MC Fisheye Rokkor X 7.5mm F/4 Lens Review

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James shoots and reviews the Minolta MC Fisheye Rokkor X 7.5mm F/4, the widest lens that Minolta ever produced.

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Minolta MC Rokkor X 85mm F/1.7 Fast Prime Portrait Lens Review

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James shoots Minolta’s first and fastest manual focus prime lens, the Minolta MC Rokkor X 85mm F/1.7. Plus sample shots and a buyer’s guide.

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Rokkor, Nikkor, Takumar and Zuiko – The Stories Behind Japanese Lens Names

2560 1440 Josh Solomon

What’s with those names? Josh briefly tells us the origins of lens brand names such as Nikkor, Zuiko, Rokkor, and Takumar.

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Shooting Lisbon with a Minolta SRT 303b and Kodak Ektar

2000 1125 Jeb Inge

Our own Jeb Inge visits sunny Lisbon, Portugal with a Minolta SRT 303b film camera and Kodak’s most vibrant film, Kodak Ektar 100.

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Minolta V2 Review – the Fastest 35mm Rangefinder Camera of 1958

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James reviews a unique 35mm film rangefinder camera from Minolta, the Minolta V2, the fastest leaf shutter rangefinder camera of its era.

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The Sweetest Taboo – The Unlikely Story of Leitz Minolta

2800 1575 Josh Solomon

The 1970s were a great time for camera geeks. The decade brought us the apex of professional mechanical 35mm SLRs in the Nikon F2, and the beginning of the amateur 35mm SLR segment as we…

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Leica CL Review – the Smallest M-Mount Rangefinder Defies Comparison

2800 1575 James Tocchio

The great thing about the Leica CL, when new, was that it shed the trappings of the brand whose name it wore. It wasn’t trying to be a Leica M. It was its own thing,…

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Minolta XD 35mm Film Camera Review

2000 1125 Jeb Inge

I started shooting film with Minolta’s SRT-101, a historical camera that decades after its creation remains an outstanding machine capable of withstanding severe conditions. My personal SRT had clearly seen a lot of these —…

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