The SR-T 101 is probably the first camera that comes to mind when thinking of a "classic" minolta.
Introduced in 1966 it was the first slr with open aperture ttl metering.
It was preceded by the open aperture TTL of the Nikkormat FT in 1965, the Nikon F Photomic T of 1965 and the Topcon RE Super of 1963. I think some of the early Konica's also had TTL.
You are right conan, i was mislead by some agressive minolta propaganda Though i'm a big nikon fan, i must admit the minolta solution to the problem was more elegant than nikon's rabbit ears and setting the aperture to 5.6 prior to mounting the lens.
Can you clear me on topcon, as i can not find if the RE super did it's TTL at full aperture, and if so how it was established.
Post by belgiumreporter on May 16, 2017 5:51:44 GMT -5
Oh, well there's just one more minolta,the 1985 7000. Despite claims, it certainly wasn't the first AF 35mm slr, but it was the one that set the standard for all other AFSLR's to come. A very mediocre camera by todays standards, but in light of its historical value, a true classic.
Post by belgiumreporter on May 17, 2017 9:13:20 GMT -5
Yesterday i recieved bad news, my photography teacher and personal friend has died. Louis was a real "minolta man" and i would like to dedicate my previous postings on minolta to his honour. He died peacefully at the age of 90 in the presence of his loved ones. Untill last week we still had our regular conversations on photography, i'll miss him... I won't be posting for a little while, due to circumstances.