What? No 'What's Your History with Minolta?' ?? :-( I started with film based Minolta X-700 because at that time, my mother had a Minolta STR-1 (I think.) so I could borrow a telephoto or wide angle lens if needed. When Minolta started Auto Focus cameras, they changed the lens mount. But I heard that Nikon decided to stick with the same F-Mount system when they started their Auto Focus system and I thought they got it right. With Nikon, you can make do with a MF lens on AF camera for the time being until you buy an AF lens. With Minolta it can't be done. I vow to stick with my X-700 for as long as it last until I switch to AF. But then when the time came that I needed a DSLR, I decided to buy a second hand... N-I-K-O-N So what's my history with Nikon? Started with D1, then later upgraded to D200.