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Yes, that's what I thought and why asked the question in the first place. I wanted to find out what it meant. Thank you for your response. And thank you to all who took the time to respond to my question, it has been very interesting!
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 2019 at 08:38
whereas Nikon lenses are known to be rather contrasty, Minolta is known for its rich saturated colours. just like Sashi said. but also the nicer way in which it makes sharpness fade has been mentioned by former Nikon/Canon photographers who decided to jump ship.
(my 1st SLR was a Zenit E + Helios 44-2. when it was time for some serious spending, we bought a Minolta 8000i -flagship at the time, even though it lacked the DOF preview option. it would last another 2 years before the 9000 successor was launched- + Minolta lenses. because Minolta started the revolution -with the 7000- that literally shook the photographic world. they were light years ahead. so no comparison here. ;-)    
although I do believe Minolta colours exist and that I'm able to recognize them, I always wondered what role the chosen films played. we loved punchy Fuji and rather pastel Agfa, but no way one could capture 'true' Minolta colours -with a Minolta camera- on a Kodak film?).

long story short- stumbled upon 'this' many years ago:
https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3233967
about a nice surprise? ;-)


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I think in the digital era of photography it isn't a point anymore. But I must say I really like to use Minolta MD lenses on the Sony Alpha's, they have another look is my opinion.
I don't have the budget for the overrated Leica lenses and in the 70's it was indeed that Minolta that help Leica to survive with helping with technology and production methods. The best example is the Leica CL.

You can look for cheap Minolta MD lenses and they work great on the Sony Alpha's. It is maybe the Minolta DNA what is still in the Sony camera's.
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