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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. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 18:30, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
About X-370s, please.
I´m looking info about X-370s cameras. Would you, please, add it?
Autofocus SLR's Section question
Would whichever user put in the following JPEG:
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)
The Autofocusing 500mm Mirror Lens
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)
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.
single lens rangefinder cameras?
non-digital Minolta assets
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 (talk • contribs) 18:10, 2 May 2011 (UTC)