Any truth to this rumour? (Minolta)

Discussion in 'Minolta' started by RichA, May 27, 2005.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    That the Minolta IS in camera mechanism acts
    as a dust reducer, somewhat like the Olympus
    mechanism? I read it, I don't know if it's true.
    If it is, then I'd say Minolta comes as close to
    the most "modern" digital SLR out there. Since I
    sold off my Olympus SLR equipment I'm free to pursue
    any brand I want, not being tied down to any one lens
    RichA, May 27, 2005
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    Stacey Guest

    I think "somewhat" is the key word here. Is there anything inside to catch
    the dust it might shake off?

    Does minolta say this anywhere? I can't imagine they would ignore this
    marketing tool if they believed this was true, even just a little bit.
    Sounds more like wishful thinking to me but there might be something to it.
    Stacey, May 27, 2005
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    Tony Polson Guest

    There is nothing to catch the dust. I imagine loose dust would be an
    embarrassment, because it could enter the anti shake mechanism causing
    all kinds of problems.
    See above.
    Tony Polson, May 27, 2005
  4. RichA

    Alan Browne Guest

    I doubt the claim very much.

    I've read the same opinion, and my counter opinion is that the A-S in
    the Minolta is at far too low a frequency to shake much dust off. (Some
    dust will, some dust won't, IOW, depending on 'kind', mass, sticky
    surface, kind of attraction (static, humidity), etc.)

    Further, there is no 'trap' in the 7D even if the dust did come off, so
    it will eventually find its way back onto the sensor (I beleive the Oly
    has some kind of a trap mechanism for the dust, not sure what).
    It is definitely one of the best and not only because of the A-S. The
    camera can rightly claim "best ergonomics" of all DSLR's. Well laid
    out, large monitor, great build.

    In I note the positives and
    negatives of the 7D. I suggest the Phil Askey review as well.

    Alan Browne, May 27, 2005
  5. I dunno. Ergonomics is such a personal decision. When I was buying my DSLR, I
    had the Minolta 7D and the Olympus E-1, and I felt the E-1 was better. To each
    their own.
    Michael Meissner, May 27, 2005
  6. RichA

    Alan Browne Guest

    Indeed. However:

    a) if you want all photographic controls to be available without going
    into menus, the 7D can't be beat;

    b) just about every review remarks on the user interface of the 7D as
    being about the best from a photographer POV.

    Alan Browne, May 27, 2005
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