Minolta

The Essentials – A Guide to the Best of Minolta’s Camera Systems

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If you’ve chosen Minolta, welcome to The Cause. You’ve done some research and learned about the company that pioneered many of photography’s most important innovations. Autofocus, shutter-priority, in-body image stabilization, the list of now-common features…

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The Best Beach Cameras Just in Time for Summer – Updated

2400 1350 James Tocchio

James has put together a list of his favorite waterproof and underwater film and digital cameras for summertime fun!

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Some Alternatives to Those Over-Priced Compact Point and Shoots

2200 1237 James Tocchio

The Mju II, Contax T series, and Yashica T4 and T5s are some of the priciest (we might say over-priced) point and shoots. Here are some alternatives.

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Which Leica Rangefinder Should I Buy?

2200 1237 James Tocchio

Want a Leica rangefinder, but not sure which one is right for you? Our buyer’s guide can help you pick your best fit.

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Rio De Janeiro on Film / Thoughts of a New Film Photographer with Alim Sheikh

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Today’s article comes from Alim Sheikh, a CP reader and a shooter who’s relatively new to film. He left his digital camera at home during a recent trip to Rio de Janeiro, and here he…

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The Magic of Slide Projectors and Why You Should Own One

2200 1238 James Tocchio

Gleeful giggling, happy screams, and the thunderous reverberations of a three-year-old girl hopping up and down on hardwood flooring. These were the sounds that rang through my house the first time my daughter saw a…

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Minoltina P Camera Review – A Mostly Forgotten Full Frame Compact from Minolta

2200 1238 James Tocchio

Editorial discretion at Casual Photophile dictates that we don’t write about every camera ever made, and the cameras that we do write about don’t necessarily need to be “the best.” Our only requirement of the…

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Minolta X-570 and the Maxxum 7000 – The End (and Beginning) of an Era

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Minolta’s story is almost Shakespearean; filled with both beauty and tragedy. The company was one of the most innovative and groundbreaking in the photo industry. They consistently invented new technologies and implemented breakthrough features years…

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The Minolta a7 is the Perfect Film SLR for Shooters Who Want it All

2200 1238 James Tocchio

James reviews a Minolta AF SLR that’s so damn good it feels like launching into DOOM and instantly typing IDDQD.

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Five Photography Products We Want to See Rise From The Dead

2000 1125 James Tocchio

It’s Halloween, All Hallows’ Eve, that ghoulish night of the year dedicated to remembering the dead. It’s also the night of the year in which the unlikely reanimation of rotting corpses seems most possible. Zombies…

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Zeiss Ikon ZM 35mm Rangefinder Review – Everything a Rangefinder Should Be

2000 1125 Dustin Vaughn-Luma

A few months ago, I sang the praises of the Zeiss C Biogon 35/2.8 M mount lens. In that earlier review, I spoke to my wife’s sixth sense and how she dealt me a whopper…

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Polaroid Spectra Pro / Minolta Instant Pro – The Most Creative Polaroid Cameras Around

2000 1125 James Tocchio

In 1990, Minolta and Polaroid both released an improved version of the Spectra camera called the Instant Pro and Spectra Pro, respectively. These cameras were essentially the same as one another (though the licensed-from-Polaroid Minolta…

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Remember the 80s – Camera Edition

2000 1125 James Tocchio

If you’re too young or too old, you may not think of the 1980s as the best decade ever. But you’re wrong. We had time-traveling, stainless-steel cars; whip-wielding, Nazi-killing archeologists; freshly imported Norwegian synth-pop, and…

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Featured Photophile No. 011 – Noah Smith

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Featured Photophile, our recurring segment showcasing talented amateur photographers is back with more photo inspiration for you. Today we’re spotlighting a shooter whose photos made me stop and think about the importance of composition and framing.…

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