|Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:12 am Post subject:
|Indeed it's not expensive at all.
I have an invoice dated 1982, on it is a body-only price of a Minolta X-700 of 738 dutch guilders, roughly 350 euros. In today's money that would be around 670 euros.
That body has a top speed of 1/1000sec, the "Reflex" does 1/4000sec.
But the X-700 has A, S and P-mode and great TTL metering, even with flash.
|I am sure Minolta can be manufactured if the request started to flood in.
You are most probably completely right here, the modular system looks as if any mount could be made possible.
For my liking the flash and the additional LED are too much. I'd prefer a separate flash, although i can imagine not everyone wants to carry extra equipment with them.
I'd get rid of the lights and make TTL possible instead of stop down metering, but i'm no camera engineer.....
It is an ambitious project, i was wondering whether they can make that price possible in the long end, there are a lot of parts involved that need to be produced very precisely. The interchangeable backs are not making it easier.
If they reach 150.000 they even want to build in a data registration system with an app. That would make things more complex, the modular system has to be able to record the aperture settings of the lens as well. Many available mounts makes that very difficult.
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Sony A7, Canon 5D mkII, Minolta 7D + RD3000 and some more.....
Minolta and Konica collector.... slowly selling all the other stuff!