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 Post subject: Minolta ads
Unread postPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 2:37 am 
Acolyte

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here is my scan of an old magazine ad for the Minolta 7000 from the mid-80s. :)

it was a ground-breaking SLR and i think i had a childhood fantasy over it :oops: I am pretty sure i photocopied the form and sent away to Minolta for a copy of that brochure ... which i don't know whether i still have... in a box somewhere... but as i am a compulsive hoarder i wouldn't be surprised if i do :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Minolta ads
Unread postPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 3:28 am 
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Timely. as the new cameras have the same sort of styling.

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 Post subject: Re: Minolta ads
Unread postPosted: Sat May 16, 2009 1:40 pm 
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I have a lot of old Minolta literature and magazines but not always easy to find.

You can post images directly, no need to use a link and hide it, as it is better to see the image on the page I think:

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It makes any subsequent discussion on the forum a bit easier for people dropping in on a thread if they can see the pic. Reduces the hit count on the Imageshack page though I guess :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Minolta ads
Unread postPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 12:29 pm 
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Interesting, that has AF speeds too!

Hard to read the numbers though.
That's the classic 80's Boxy hi fi look that found it's way onto cameras!


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 Post subject: Re: Minolta ads
Unread postPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 2:07 pm 
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David, your comment about posting images directly prompts me to ask how. I must be missing something but whenever I post an image it is uploaded as an attachment thumbnail which opens up when clicked.


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 Post subject: Re: Minolta ads
Unread postPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 5:00 pm 
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artington wrote:
David, your comment about posting images directly prompts me to ask how. I must be missing something but whenever I post an image it is uploaded as an attachment thumbnail which opens up when clicked.


Just host the image elsewhere, like pBase or photobucket, and post an IMG link. I can't change the thumbnail/open behaviour of the forum software, pity but that's how it works.

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 Post subject: Re: Minolta ads
Unread postPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 8:12 pm 
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artington wrote:
David, your comment about posting images directly prompts me to ask how. I must be missing something but whenever I post an image it is uploaded as an attachment thumbnail which opens up when clicked.


Looks like this:

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[img]http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/1438/minolta70001.jpg[/img]

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 Post subject: Re: Minolta ads
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:20 am 

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I have this:
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Tore out of a National Geographic.


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 Post subject: Re: Minolta ads
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:09 am 
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Nice.. . i like how old ads go for the *detailed blurb* approach, in contrast to nowadays where there seems to be more emphasis on visuals.

I think some of these old ads, especially posters, can be quite collectable. Something like that could look nice if carefully removed (not torn!, lol) and framed on a wall. Especially if it's of a vintage Minolta camera that you own :)


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 Post subject: Re: Minolta ads
Unread postPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:06 am 
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Could we get a scan of the text side that is readable? Would love to see what it says.


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