Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/01/30

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Subject: [Leica] amazing...
From: at (Douglas M.Sharp)
Date: Sun Jan 30 08:59:16 2005
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I took a look at the Minolta 7D on Friday afternoon, IMO it has a 
number of buttons, wheels, toggles and switches all of which could possibly 
inadvertently set by pulling the camera out of a bag. I still much prefer 
top deck LCD of the Canon 20D with the most important and most often changed 
parameters all displayed together, with just 2 wheels and 2 buttons to do 
That said, I was very impressed with the IS function and the camera does 
actually have a pretty ergonomic layout, has anyone had the chance to compare
lens IS and body IS or know of an article where this has been compared.

Feli wrote:

> I just took another look at the layout of the Minolta. The two large 
> dial control program
> mode and exposure compensation. Shutter speed / aperture is controlled 
> via two small
> dial in in front / behind the shutter release. But a lot of other 
> functions that normally
> would be buried in the main menu can directly be accessed by buttons.
> f
> On Jan 30, 2005, at 3:24 AM, Frank Dernie wrote:
>> This is a big deal IMHO. If I wasn't committed by considerable expense 
>> to Canon I would buy one. The Canon interface is poor but of course it 
>> is more difficult to style a camera with knobs and, of course very 
>> much more expensive to make, The top Minolta P&S has them and the 
>> other model, otherwise about the same spec but with the normal button 
>> and menu type interface is not much more than half the price.
>> Frank
>> On 30 Jan, 2005, at 07:51, Feli wrote:
>>> Minolta. It actually appears to have dials like a 'real' camera to 
>>> change such settings.
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