Mourning Minolta: When Innovation and Good Design Aren’t Enough

Photos of Minolta digital SLR and old manual X-700

Sometimes even a company known for innovative products and good designs runs into trouble. After the guys reflect on their respective photography experiences (Tim likes SLRs, Tom’s a point & shoot man), Tom facilitates Tim’s grieving process over the closing of Minolta’s camera division. In the midst of the death of a beloved brand, at least we can celebrate what Minolta did right. The John Dvorak column about Minolta that Tim mentions is at

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