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★★★★★

“Minolta manual focus lenses make the system so good -...”

Written on: 27/12/2009

Minolta manual focus lenses make the system so good - in my opinion, they're not far short of Nikon lenses at a fraction of the price (I own both). The X300 is a fine entry-level camera, offering aperture priority AE (like the over-rated Olympus OM10) and also fully manual control. No-one needs shutter speeds faster than 1/1000 (ask the pros..). Only possible downside is lack of TTL flash, though my Nikon FE doesn't have that either. When the time comes to upgrade, you can keep the wonderful lenses and move to a better spec/more rugged body - forget the X700, but consider the XD and XE series (and even the X500), they're serious kit!