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Konica Minolta calls quits for photography
Old 01-19-2006, 09:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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According to www.konicaminolta.com they are calling it quits for cameras. The company is giving their assets and business to Sony for small cameras and the digital slrs. I am not sure they even have film cameras any longer. I am a dying breed.
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Re: Konica Minolta calls quits for photography
Old 01-19-2006, 09:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I love Minolta my film cameras are all Minolta, but alas they came to the digital party late brought the wrong dish and was over priced.
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Re: Konica Minolta calls quits for photography
Old 01-19-2006, 10:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm part of that dying breed.

I've said this many times -- yes, digital has done good for photography, but it's done a lot of bad, too...

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Re: Konica Minolta calls quits for photography
Old 01-19-2006, 10:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I thought this might happen when they announced they were cutting back last year. I guess that means I'm gonna get a Canon for my next camera.
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Re: Konica Minolta calls quits for photography
Old 01-19-2006, 10:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Remember Paul Strand? Remember when photography was denied to be a valid art form?

Let digital have its way on the web, and in the mass media. Practice the old ways for art's sake. There are still sculptors, painters, craftsmen. And there is still a market for photographic art. We are now a minority (in just a few short years) but I think that film and the gelatin silver print will still have a niche.

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Re: Konica Minolta calls quits for photography
Old 01-19-2006, 11:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Remember when photography was denied to be a valid art form?

Let digital have its way on the web, and in the mass media.

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I'm SURE I must be reading this wrong. I just KNOW you didn't mean to say that digital can't be art.

I better toss a couple of these [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] in here.

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Re: Konica Minolta calls quits for photography
Old 01-19-2006, 11:29 PM   #7 (permalink)
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No, I didn't say that. I said that art is the only venue left for film.

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Old 01-19-2006, 11:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Woohoo! Now my Koni-Omegas are collectors items. Oh wait, they already were. Doh!
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Old 01-19-2006, 11:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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No, I didn't say that. I said that art is the only venue left for film.


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You're no fun [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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Old 01-19-2006, 11:43 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Would it help if I said that I *am* a little disappointed in the turn things have taken? I'm just amazed how in a few short years we've gone from "is there a place for digital?" to "is there a place for film?" All I hope for is that it won't be so overwheming that the choice will be taken away.

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