First, I'm over 10,000 pictures. That's not really the 'eek' part, though.
Some of you will remember the camera I had been lusting after for several months before we bought the Sony. It was three times the price, but worked with the lens I have from my print cameras.
Today Konica Minolta announced that they will no longer be making cameras at all -- film or digital.
This is one of those moments where I don't know if I should be glad I haven't bought the digital body only yet or not. I love my Minolota cameras, and I really liked the 500mm mirror lens I have for them.
It might be that people will start dumping Minolta and Konica Minolta equipment on ebay and I can still pick up a body only for that set. Or it might be wiser to consider moving on to another system. The Canon is nice, but I don't like the lack of spot metering -- something I use a lot. Nikon is going almost completely to digital, but they have one of the heaviest digital bodies on the market. You add a couple hefty lens to that, and you're talking some serious weight.
Gah. Just when I wanted to look toward getting very serious about this stuff again.
I think I'll go write for a while.