Originally Posted by David Hughes
Exactly, and they don't have to be Nikons. I've had Minolta, Olympus and Pentax SLR's for a pound or two. There's also a lot of unappreciated lenses out there.
Going for the "pro" cameras is a little like overkill for most photographers who are (or should be) happy with 5 x 7½ prints from a usable camera.
The Canon EOS300x is very nice (the last film camera introduced by Canon), and with the 40mm pancake it's tiny for a SLR.
There's two Minolta Dynax 5's sitting in my local charity shop which keep calling me, anyone had any experience with these ?
Edit - The A mount on the Minolta's is the same as the one used by Sony, right ? Does anyone use a Minolta AF film body and share lenses with something like a Sony A7 ?