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Konica and Minolta Agree on Merger
Konica, the world's third-largest photo film maker, and Minolta, a leading maker of SLR cameras struggling after poor financial. which already account for the bulk of Minolta's revenues and even at Konica generate more sales than photo film does.
Minolta Hi-Matic F: The Camera That was Born on the Streets
In this review, Iâ€™ll tell you about my favorite camera, the Minolta Hi-Matic F, and the benefits of rangefinder cameras. Photo via Corbella Collection The Minolta Hi-Matic F was first developed in 1971. My camera is from 1972 as well, so this year will.
Minolta Maxxum Lenses Compatible with Sony DSLRs
The combination of Sony Alpha Cameras and Minolta Lenses is an affordable way to enjoy high quality, digital photography. Particular attention will be given to the 70-210mm f4 Minolta Maxxum telephoto lens, a.k.a "The Beercan." A little history will help.
Photography's Carnival, Part 1
"Snapshots with the telephone will lead to photography with digital cameras." He hopes that design and. COLOGNE, Germany, September 27 - Konica Minolta Photo Imaging Inc,. Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd., and Eastman Kodak Company, today announced an.
Konica Minolta NP 200 Rechargeable Camera Battery
Throughout the process of camera. aspects of photography and works to maximize the pleasure people can derive from taking and viewing photographs. That's why Minolta offers a complete and comprehensive range of accessories for its cameras.
Agreement Allows Minolta To Market Polaroid Camera
In an arrangement that could lead to closer links between two major photography companies, the Polaroid Corporation and the Minolta Camera Company announced yesterday that Minolta would sell a Polaroid instant camera under its own name. Minolta will have.
REVIEWSThe Minolta Maxxum 9000 - Pro Features & Vintage Style
"Retro Vintage Cool and Pro Level Camera"
The Maxxum 9000, first released in 1985, still holds a spot in many Minoltians' hearts. In fact, due to its rugged construction, features and tip of the hat styling to previous generations of Minolta cameras, it maintains a cult like following amongst users today.
The first thing you'll notice about the 9000 is its vintage style. When Minolta designed the world's first generation of autofocus SLR's, the Maxxum 5000 and 7000 were a complete departure from the previous Minolta lineage. They were very modern looking, with digital LCD displays, boxy but sleek body contours, and plenty of buttons. This new style was a risky proposition, but Minolta felt that a completely new concept of camera should have a brand new look. The Minolta 5000, and especially the 7000 with its extra control features, were a complete hit and forced Canon and Nikon to quickly play catch up and engineer AF cameras of their own.
The Maxxum 9000 adopted a more conservative look for the day. Minolta was concerned that the target buyer of the 9000, the "prosumer" and the professional photographer would not find this new modern style appealing. I guess Minolta designers figured this demographic to be too conservative and stodgy to accept a "new" look, nevermind new AF technology and autometering. As a result, Minolta modeled the style of the 9000 along the line of the older X-Series cameras. I think this was one of those decisions that was made for all the wrong reasons, but more than two decades later holds up retrospectively as a design coup. Yahoo! Groups: Manual Minolta
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