Saturday, January 21, 2006


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. Posted by Picasa


Jean said...

Yeah. That's a tough call. Ebay for a body for your lens might be a good way to go--when the price is really right.

Zette said...

I'm better today. I do love the new Sony, which helps. If I hadn't just got it, I'd probably be pulling my hair out. So it's a good thing.

Now, if I can just get enough money to buy it a nice little one gig Memory Stick Pro, I'll be really doing fine.

It's a wonderful camera, though!