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Going old school

Got my Minolta SRT 101 35mm film camera and it is cool looking. Only cost me $15. I won an auction for the flash for another $15, and cannot wait to take pictures with them. I went middle ground and I am going to try ISO 400 film. I know initially it will be a disaster, as it will be the first film camera I have ever used, but the digital camera is starting to feel like using a calculator to do math and not understanding the building blocks; this is my slide rule. Also have a modern film camera on the way, the Minolta 400si. I decided to stay loyal to the brand and stick with Sony-Konica-Minolta for my gear for now.
The Minolta SR-T 101 is a 35mm SLR camera made by Minolta Camera Co. Ltd, Japan, premiering in the March 1966 Japan Camera Show [1]. Sales began in April 1966 and it stayed in production with only minor changes for ten years, the result of the thorough development effort that was put into the camera. The body is a direct continuation of the Minolta SR-7 model V of 1962, itself an innovative camera. However, the SR-T 101 has many significant features apart from the TTL meter. Perhaps the most notable one was the full aperture metering facility, which automatically compensates for the speed of the lens fitted on the camera at any time, a feature it took Nikon twelve more years to figure out how to accomplish. Full aperture metering in 35mm SLR cameras was pioneered by the brilliant Tokyo Kogaku Topcon RE-Super, a feature lacking in every screw mount camera until Olympus Kogaku introduced the Olympus FTL, their first full frame 35mm SLR in 1971, which was abandoned one year later in favour of the OM system.

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