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08-15-2014, 09:12 AM - 1 Like   #31
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Some of you speak of cameras namely Minolta and question their reliability, compare modern digital crap with film cameras.

Im not seeing digital cameras hold up very well at all, im looking at 5 film cameras 4 slrs and a tlr right now from 1960 to 1980 that work perfectly I have no idea how much abuse they have taken. I have a 1958 slr and a 1950 field camera in the back room both work fine.

I have 2 digital cameras from 2003 that are broken and one digital from 2006 that works ok and a digital from a year ago that still works.

If a camera cant last 10 years its highly crap, if it cant last 20 years its crap if it can last 30 its doing ok 40 years is better. Film cameras could last 100 years and many have and still work, how many of my digital cameras will be working in 40 years, I expect none, how many of your digitals will be working in 70 years.

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i hope that, in 10 years, my old cameras will be around as mementos, and I will have much better tools. All of my digital cameras still work; bought my first in 2002.

My one film camera from ~1978 is still operable but has had to be sent in for service a few times. The other from the mid eighties is perma-mirror-locked.
08-15-2014, 09:43 AM   #33
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Yep...this has been documented in various user comments and is my experience as well.


---------- Post added 08-15-14 at 08:33 AM ----------

Hmmmm...not my experience. My 60s era Minolta cameras/lenses are every bit as serviceable as my other gear of that vintage.


Agree with some. I had 2 Rokkors for SRT101 that had interior sleeve issues a 50 F1.2 and a 100mm F3.5Macro that fogged in a year from bad seals. Very pricey issue...
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QuoteOriginally posted by JinDesu Quote
is pure and utter bullshit
You've gotta love a member who holds back on the technical terminology.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kerrowdown Quote
You've gotta love a member who holds back on the technical terminology.
Yep, always appreciate a short, easy to understand reply.

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