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rumor has it....

Discussion in 'Sony Chat' started by gazraa, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. gazraa

    gazraa Well-Known Member

    that the details of the Minolta Konica / Konica Minolta Digi SLR are imminent...

    anyone got any info on it?

    I Like Life <- see my photos ::.
  2. RonM

    RonM Alpha Napper

    You are right Garry that news is imminent from Konica Minolta regarding the long awaited DSLR, however from what I have gleaned is that there is an embargo about the release until some point to-day the 11th prior to the PMA which starts to-morrow, like me you could alsways keep an eye on the Konica Minolta websites especially the US and Europe where hopefully the news will be released soon.

    <font color=blue>RonM CRIPN</font color=blue>
    Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don't have film.
  3. gazraa

    gazraa Well-Known Member

    i shall keep a keen eye on the sites then....

    are you tempted by a minolta digi SLR then Ron?

    I Like Life &lt;- see my photos ::.
  4. RonM

    RonM Alpha Napper

    Emmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....................................YES/img/wwwthreads/smile.gif well someones got to show those Nikon and Canon mob what a good camera should be like!

    <font color=blue>RonM CRIPN</font color=blue>
    Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don't have film.
  5. gazraa

    gazraa Well-Known Member

    glad to hear it!

    I Like Life &lt;- see my photos ::.
  6. Fen

    Fen The Destroyer


    Although I await the announcement with baited breath, as every other Minolta user is at the moment.

    I can't quite shake of the 'fear' that they are going to:
    1 - ditch the current lens system
    2 - stay using SD cards instead of CF
    3 - make is smaller like the A1
    4 - make it non-compatible with current Minolta Accessories (Flash, etc)

    Just keeping my fingers crossed that the waiting won't have been in vain and that we will finally have a DLSR we can be proud of.

    FOndly remembers Minolta past breakthroughs in camera technology; SLR, autofocus, predictive autofocus, etc, etc


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  7. Fen

    Fen The Destroyer

    from DPReview

    Jsut been reading the forum on DPReview and read this message from JasL (copied here without permission)

    Dear Minolta User,

    Thank you for your interest in a Minolta Dynax Digital SLR. You have
    previously contacted us in regards to this product class. As we did not
    have a product to inform you of at that time we have registered your
    details, in preparation to contact you when we did.

    Now that time has arrived.

    In a few days the PMA (Photo Marketing Association) annual show will open.
    The location this year will be Las Vegas. This is an important event within
    the photographic industry and is often used to launch new products. In
    recent years Minolta has used it to unveil numerous models including the
    DiMAGE 7.

    This will be the first international show where the new Konica Minolta
    brand will be present. This is an ideal opportunity to show the vision and
    direction of the new company.

    The embargo of these new products will be lifted on 11th February 21:00
    CEST. As Las Vegas is eight hours behind the UK this translates as 12th
    February 05:00 here.

    With the speed of the Internet official information will begin to appear
    almost immediately. Please look to these websites to have details published

    UK Based websites

    USA based websites

    Konica Minolta is also going to host information on these products. We are
    planning to have information available on the user information and
    education website;


    This is a registration based website for users of Konica Minolta products.
    Please ensure you register ahead of time. It is also from this website that
    you will gain updated information as it becomes available.

    Please only reply to this e-mail if information contained within it is no
    longer relevant to you. Please click reply with the subject text "REMOVE".

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  8. gazraa

    gazraa Well-Known Member

    Re: fear...

    i really do hope it's of a similar level as the canon 10D rather than the 300D if you see what I mean.
    I have made the decision to go digital this year and having got a few nice bits of minolta and minolta compatible kit, I don't really want to have to get rid of it. I don't want to turn to the dark side and move away from minolta, but if they haven't got the right kit then what else can be done.....

    I Like Life &lt;- see my photos ::.
  9. Fen

    Fen The Destroyer

    Re: fear...

    100% with you on that.

    I've been a minolta user since 1990 when I bought my first 7xi (got two now!) and as you can imagine I've got a whole host of kit for them; lens, flashs, etc, that I don't want to get rid of /img/wwwthreads/frown.gif

    But... if they can't provide what I require then I am afraid I shall have to turn to the dark side and go down the path of Nikon or Canon!


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  10. RonM

    RonM Alpha Napper

    Re: fear...


    Like me you have probably been keeping tags on a number of other Minolta Forums and the 'thinking' (OK considered speculation) is that when you consider that most of the Dynax/Maxxum recent accessories are compatible with the Dynax 7 and Dimage cameras e.g. Flashes so there is consistant use of the ADI capabillity (which again puts Konica Minolta ahead of the rest) the recent introduction of SSM 'D' lenses and convertors. Is that:-
    1) The lens system will be the current 'A' mount (OK for some focal lengths it will mean using 'D' series lenses and SSM for faster AF.
    2) Don't know but would think it strange not to use what is almost standard for high capacity needs i.e. Microdrive/CF capabillity
    3) Most considered opinion is that the Dynax 7 will be the basis of the DSLR
    4) No chance of that (See above) Konica Minolta are not going to create a totally new system i.e. lenses, flash, remotes etc that would be marketing suicide.

    Well we'll know in a few hours

    <font color=blue>RonM CRIPN</font color=blue>
    Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don't have film.
  11. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    " well someones got to show those Nikon and Canon mob what a good camera should be like!"

    Sorry to tell you this Ron, but I am afraid Pentax, once again, has beaten
    Minolta Konica to the punch/img/wwwthreads/wink.gif!!



    It's amazing what one can do when one doesn't know what one is doing!/img/wwwthreads/wink.gif
  12. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Re: from DPReview

    So where is it?

    Nick BSRIPN
    And why not?
  13. Minoltaman

    Minoltaman Well-Known Member

    Re: from DPReview

    I was just thinking the same thing. News of most other new releases but nothing on Minolta Digital SLR.

  14. huwevans

    huwevans Not Really Here

    Seems to be out now - take a look at DPReview's brief summary. Looks very nice and decently specified - I'm sure it will be a big hit. And nice to see the Konica name back on a serious SLR camera again.

    Huw Evans.

  15. gazraa

    gazraa Well-Known Member

    but what will be out by the autumn from other manufacturers??? will it still be a match for canon and the rest?

    i hope so!!!

    I Like Life &lt;- see my photos ::.
  16. huwevans

    huwevans Not Really Here

    Surely the only thing that matters is whether or not it gives Minolta lens users the digital option they have been waiting for? It doen't really matter what other manufacturers do, does it?

    Huw Evans.

  17. MickL

    MickL Well-Known Member

  18. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Yeah, looks worthwhile. Good news for everyone.

    Nick BSRIPN
    And why not?
  19. gazraa

    gazraa Well-Known Member

    probably not from an individuals point of view, but from the konica minolta view would it be putting them at the leading edge.... or following the rest

    if you see what i mean.

    I Like Life &lt;- see my photos ::.

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