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Post Options Post Options   Quote jeffspangle Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 December 2012 at 15:04
My first A-mount camera was the original 7000AF, then a 9000, 8000i and finally a 700si (which I still have).

Ooops, forgot about the Konica-Minolta bit, owned a 5D. (nice camera too)

When Sony took over, an A350, A700 and now an A77.

Edited by jeffspangle - 05 December 2012 at 16:22
Sony SLT-A77, MAF135/2.8, Sony SAL50F14, Sony SAL16105F3.5-5.6, Sony 35/1.8, Sigma 10-20 F4-5.6, Tamron SP90 macro, Tamron 70-300 USD
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote KoprivaMedia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 December 2012 at 15:48
I joined Sony because I needed a camera quickly and a used a200 was the cheapest one I found on craigslist at the time. That a200 was my introduction to photography, and Dyxum was the fuel that propelled me to truly embrace photography as a passion.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Michael Johansson Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 December 2012 at 16:01
I started with Minolta when I inherited a Minolta ST7 from my brother when he got a SRT101 for X-mas. Must have been mid 60. After that I have owned almost all different Minolta SLR like SR-M, XM-Motor, XG# and X700.

When Minolta started with AF I quit photography (well not just that but almost all my MF gear was stolen when our home was burglared in 1988). After that I had a period without photography but started again, this time with digital photo and the Dimage7i. I bought a flash for that and when it was time for a SLR it was natural to buy the Dynax7D as the flash fitted nicely.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote kefkafloyd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 December 2012 at 16:10
My first A-mount SLR was the KM 5D. Before that I had used Yashica SLR and a Minolta Freedom P&S in the film days, and in digital I hopped on the train with Minoltas.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bharnois Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 December 2012 at 16:17
First was the 7000i. Had a nice setup that lasted until the 5D.
Just luvin' DYXUM.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Shu'Gi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 December 2012 at 16:22
7000i as well. Still use it sometimes. Always liked those program-cards for it, got at least 6 of them, but sadly they got lost somewehre sometime .. Still wondering why the functionality of the "depth" card isnt replicated in modern cameras.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 December 2012 at 16:39
My first dSLR and A-mount camera was a Konica Minolta 5D, followed by Sony A900    
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Peekayoh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 December 2012 at 16:48
Originally posted by darosa darosa wrote:

My first A-mount was the Minolta 9000 (still have it). I bought it in December 1987, in fact almost exactly 25 years ago!
I was a Pentax (MX) shooter before that but when Minolta introduced AF with the 7000 and the 9000 I jumped ship. I have been a happy 9 shooter ever since. But with the A99 I'm hesitating!
Snap!!

Well, not quite, I did get the 9000 in '87 but I had the 7000i in '86.
The 9000 was stolen in 2008 and in the winter of that year I purchased the a700.
Never looked back, a700 .. a900 .. a77 .. a99 ..
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Post Options Post Options   Quote al Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 December 2012 at 16:58
My first A-mount camera was the 7000i and my first lens was the 28-135.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote AutumnRose Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 December 2012 at 17:08
My first A mount was an A300 in Nov 2008.
I had a Canon SLR in the early 80's (and had thoughts back then that I should have bought a Minolta), then went with an asortment of film and digital point and shoots. In 2008 the store I work at carried the Sony A200. The first time I picked it up and turned the zoom ring, a flood of emotions filled me and I wanted a DSLR. I wanted a Canon Rebel but my husband wouldn't go along with spending that much, so I talked him into a Sony. I also found out about the Minolta legacy and that reassured me. Then I started reading posts on Dyxum and went backwards, buying a used A700 then a 800si. BTW, my husbands decision hasn't saved him any money. Had I gone with Canon, I wouldn't have known to buy better glass.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dumbasadoorknob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 December 2012 at 17:09
I bought the A100, after years as a Canonite, when I realized Sony was serious about continuing the Mind of Minolta, and I'd not have to invest in lens-stabilized optics.   As I get older, in-body stabilization remains the single most important feature for Sony cameras.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote groovyone Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 December 2012 at 17:31
I always wanted a Minolta film camera but I didn't jump to SLR land until the A100 in Sept 2006. Went from that to the A700, A900, reacquired an A100 for IR, picked up a Maxxum 7 and now have the A99.
A99|A900|A100IR|A7|Maxxum 7|Maxxum 5|Polaroid
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mihai-ian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 December 2012 at 17:35
for me - minolta dynax 40 followed a year later by my first digital - KM DYNAX 5D
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Minolta: 7000, 9000, 7, A1, 7D, A700, A900.
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