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Old Feb 15, 2008, 9:06 AM   #1
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After a rough 16 months of divorce....(included selling my beloved Minolta 7D), I am proud to say, I am the owner of a 7D again, also, 5600hs flash and VC-7D grip.

I have shot with and own a Nikon D100, D200 and Fuji S3 pro....all fine camers, but..

What is it with the Minolta 7d??? Just awesome!!!!!

My new 17-35mm lens should arrive soon.:-)

The "newness" just never seems to wear off. The features and design of this camera never ceases to amaze me.

I miss Minolta.
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Old Feb 15, 2008, 9:34 AM   #2
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Congrats.

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Old Feb 20, 2008, 3:56 PM   #3
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Glad you've got it back. The 7D was, in my humble opinion, the pinnacle of photographic user interfaces. If I wasn't addicted to my 5D's (Canon) larger sensor, I'd prefer shooting with a 7D any day.

Enjoy it each and every day. And pray that Sony someday returns to the 7D philosophy of the Minolta engineers.
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Old Feb 20, 2008, 10:51 PM   #4
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I will, and thanks for the responses.

Nothing from Sony will compare to the 7D from Minolta...I hope I'm wrong.

Can you imagine if Minolta was still building camera today, with all the advances lately in speed and mp increase, 12.3mp, 1/8000th, 1/500th flash sync, 3.0 in screen, HDMI, AS and features we can even begin to imagine.

The Nikon D3 would have been a copy-cat.

Wasn't the 7D one of the first cameras to have the larger 2.5 in screen, and then all others followed?

Ok, ok, sorry...yes, I am in love with Minolta. "I ain't married to it!"

..or am I?
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