Minolta

Leica M Film Cameras Too Expensive? Here are Five Alternatives

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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

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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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The Ten Best Mechanical 35mm Film SLRs Ever Made

2000 1125 Josh Solomon

After seven years of shooting classic cameras, we’ve compiled our list of the ten best mechanical SLRs (plus three honorable mentions).

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

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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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My Hunt for the Surprisingly Elusive “Leica M of SLRs”

2560 1440 James Tocchio

James muses over his search for the perfect camera, what he calls the “Leica M of SLRs.”

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We Should All Be Shooting Dorky AF SLRs and Here’s Why

2560 1440 James Tocchio

Save money, save time, and improve your photography shooting one of these unpopular, ugly and amazingly capable autofocus film SLR cameras.

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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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Johnny Depp to Play W. Eugene Smith in Biopic, Minamata

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Edit Post Preview(opens in a new tab)Add title A few months ago we published a Five Favorite Photos article on W. Eugene Smith, master of the photo essay. I remember researching Smith’s adventures, which included…

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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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2018 in Reviews – Every Camera We Shot This Year

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2018 has been a great year for the site. My amazing team of writers and I have worked hard to put out worthwhile camera culture content, and in the past twelve months more than two…

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