From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Japan (Rated C-class, Mid-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of the WikiProject Japan, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Japan-related articles on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the project and see a list of open tasks. Current time in Japan: 01:59, September 13, 2017 (JST, Heisei 29) (Refresh)
C-Class article C  This article has been rated as C-Class on the project's quality scale.
Checklist icon
 Mid  This article has been rated as Mid-importance on the project's importance scale.
WikiProject Photography  
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Photography, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of photography on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's quality scale.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's importance scale.

Amendments required[edit]

In the introduction it is stated that Minolta were probably best known for the first integrated auto-focus SLRs. This is opinion only. Ten years earlier (1977), Minolta were at least as well-known for the first multi-mode, computerised, programmed camera, the XD7 (which needs adding into Milestones - it seems to be missing).

Which leads on to the next bone of contention : all the model names listed are American. The XD-11 was unknown outside America, being badged as the XD7 in Britain, Europe, and possibly wider territories? Although this may seem an unimportant detail, the "7" designation was critical to Minolta's marketing strategy (which underlines the importance of the XD7), being carried forward to the X700, X7000, Dynax 7xi, etc. (talk) 18:30, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

About X-370s, please.[edit]


I´m looking info about X-370s cameras. Would you, please, add it?


—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs).


Should the Minolta and the Konica articles be merged with the Konica Minolta article? Konica's talk page can be accessed here for convenience. --Mayfare 23:46, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

In short, no; but see my much longer comment at Talk:Konica. -- Hoary 00:48, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

It's clear that the proposal to merge was overwhelmingly opposed. I've therefore removed the "Shall we merge?" templates from the articles. -- Hoary (talk) 23:23, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Autofocus SLR's Section question[edit]

Would whichever user put in the following JPEG:

Infrared negatives fogged by the frame counter of a Minolta Maxxum 4.

please explain same using clearer language? FYI, it's impossible for a 'frame counter' (which only counts film frames) to fog film! Now if you want to say that:

using a plastic camera body (versus a metal camera body) can fog infrared film

then please reword same.--MurderWatcher1 20:58, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

Not my picture, but it is accurate. Early film SLRs used a gear that fit into the sprocket holes to detect the film position when advancing the film to the next frame. Modern film SLRs usually use an infrared beam to count the sprocket holes when advancing the film. The change occured when SLR cameras became more electronic and was about the time autofocus was introduced.

However, IMO, this picture does not belong, there is no text regarding infrared photography. This picture might add to an acticle on infrared photography. Mattman944 (talk) 06:07, 10 September 2008 (UTC)

Text was added to article (referencing what I said above) by another person on 20 June 2009 so now picture is accurate and is appropriate. Issue resolved. Mattman944 (talk) 14:23, 17 July 2011 (UTC)

The Autofocusing 500mm Mirror Lens[edit]

Another comment I'm adding, separate to the above that I made. Now if we could only get more images of these fine cameras, and will someone please, if possible, put in an image of a Minolta Maxxum SLR or DSLR with that fabulous autofocusing 500mm mirror lens? They were the only ones to produce this optic and Herbert Keppler of Popular Photography made a comment on this optic in that magazine. Sony now has this optic and I'm wondering why Canon and Nikon haven't responded.--MurderWatcher1 21:35, 24 September 2007 (UTC)

"Minolta Colors"[edit]

I've come across numerous uses of the phrase "Minolta colors" with regard to Minolta lenses, and people use the phrase as if they expect readers to know what it means. IMO, this phenomenon is notable enough that it belongs in the article. However, I haven't been able to find a source that really nails down what "Minolta colors" actually means. Any suggestions? Skaraoke (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 09:24, 27 November 2009 (UTC).


Why does this have an infobox for a specific camera model at the beginning and not an infobox for the company? Cacolantern 18:40, 9 June 2010 (UTC)

This article makes the statement that Minolta were the first to adopt open aperture TTL metering in an SLR. This is incorrect. Topcon launched the first commercial open aperture TTL camera, the Topcon RE in 1963.

Paul at 20:19, 9 June 2010 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk)

single lens rangefinder cameras?[edit]

Why no mention of the Minolta A, a breakthrough product in the U.S. market?P0M (talk) 03:53, 27 April 2011 (UTC)

non-digital Minolta assets[edit]

I've read references to the transfer of rights for non-digital photographic technology from Minolta to Seagull in China. From what I can gather this may have been limited to the manual-focus assets. Can anyone confirm this? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mwerneburg (talkcontribs) 18:10, 2 May 2011 (UTC)

Wrong logo?[edit]

It seems that the logo with 4 white bands is the Minolta logo and the logo with five white bands is the Konica Minolta logo. Faucheur (talk) 06:35, 8 May 2013 (UTC)