Minolta DiMAGE A1 review
I now have a Canon 30D and I long to have my Minolta Dimage A1 back. It has the most versatile lens I have used and the anti-shake gives you the clearest pictures even on extreme telephoto and blown up. It was incredibly easy to use and the ability to swivel the viewfinder was fantastic for macro photography of flowers and fungi. I won several awards and have had my photos published in the local scientific-based magazine.
If I had any criticisms it was that the rubber eyepiece on the viewfinder became loose and I kept losing them and the review screen became scratched by buttons on your clothing and etched by sweat. I only used the eyepiece so that wasn't too bad. Unfortunately it was knocked from my shoulder while boarding a train in Japan and it doesn't like being dropped.