Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] AF SLR for Leica Users
From: "Margaret Jeffcoat" <>
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 20:20:43 -0500
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Tina: I have a good friend in PA who shoots mainly weddings and all he
shoots with
are the Minoltas. His work is excellent and the quality of his images will
stand with
the best.

I worked with the Minolta cameras at the Expo East in NYC and found their
offerings to be very fast AF and excellent glass. The test images that I did
looked very

One other point, Robert Farber (fashion and art photographer, based in NY)
has several
books out that were shot with the Minolta system (their early 9000 bodies)
and the color
and detail is excellent. Most (or at least a lot of the images ) of the
images in his book  "By The Sea"
were shot with the Agfa 1000 slide film, so these images have a grainy old
world look. This
combined with the Minolta Glass is an excellent combination.

Also I believe the 24mm 2.8 R lens is a Minolta design (please no flame
throwers) and I love
the color and sharpness of this lens (stays on my R8 most of the time)

Cheers Wilber
- ----- Original Message -----
From: Tina Manley <images@InfoAve.Net>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, January 21, 2001 7:33 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] AF SLR for Leica Users

> At 06:18 PM 1/21/01 -0500, you wrote:
> >Pascal jotted down the following:
> >
> > >> Minolta = Good optical quality, but slow AF speed and no digital
> > >
> > > Forget Minolta.
> Why?
> Minolta was all I could afford before I got my Leicas.  They are fine
> cameras with some pretty good lenses.  The 85/1.4 is a fantastic lens that
> I still use and the fast 200 is very good, too.
> Tina
> Tina Manley, ASMP

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