Camera you had the most fun with of all time?

Started Aug 29, 2012 | Discussions thread
Karl Scharf
Karl Scharf Veteran Member • Posts: 3,982
Re: Camera you had the most fun with of all time?

Karl Scharf wrote:

Minolta 9xi, my all time favorite camera! Have about two dozen slide trays full of 35mm slides taken mostly with that camera! 140 slides per tray.

Sony SLT-A77 / Rokinon 8mm / Sigma 10-20 f4.0-5.6 / Sigma 18-250 f3.5-6.3 / Sigma 50-500 f4.5-6.3 OS / Minolta 70-210 f4.0 / Minolta 50 f1.7 / Kenko MC4 AF 1.4 / Sony HVL- F56AM flash Karl Scharf

The ergonomics of the Minolta 9xi were impeccable!! It felt great in the hand just like a glove, specially with the power winder attached. The metering worked flawlessly under all lighting conditions, enabling me to take perfectly exposed slides consistently. Waiting for a box or two of slides to arrive in the mail via prepaid mailers created a sense of anticipation that is missing today in the age of instant gratification.

However, I must admit, my Sony A77 is slowly replacing the 9xi in the category of " the best and most fun camera" I have ever owned. The more I learn how to properly use it, the more I like it. The array of new and unique features is just simply awesome.

 Karl Scharf's gear list:Karl Scharf's gear list
Sony RX100 VI Sony a77 II Sigma 18-250mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS HSM Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM Sigma 50-500mm F4.5-6.3 DG OS HSM +8 more
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