Over the period 1958-2000 Minolta manufactured an extensive range of manual focus SLR cameras, from base model consumer bodies through to fully featured cameras for professional photographers. Interestingly, and unlike many other manufacturers, the company also maintained a constant lens mount over that period. That means that a lens designed for the SR-2 released in 1958 will work just as effectively on the last Minolta manual focus camera made.

Minolta manual focus cameras are a real joy to use due to their big, bright viewfinders (consistently the best in the market at their time of release), their straightforward user interface and their reliability. These are exactly the same features that make a Minolta manual focus camera a great choice for a photography student or someone keen to expand their photographic horizons.

These pages are an introduction to many of the camera series manufactured by Minolta over the years.

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