The technical stuff:
Camera type: Compact Automatic
Lens Type: Minolta Zoom 38 - 135mm
Shutter Type: Automatic
Functionally this has optional scene modes or Fully automatic.
Top of the range compact from the Minolta stable. Back in
the late 80's this was the flagship of the fleet, a compact alternative to
the Dynax SLR range. Fitted with a whopping 38 - 135mm zoom lens makes it
a very versatile alternative as well. It has optional scene modes as well
as fully automatic operation adding to it's usability.
In the field it performs well and although a little clumsy
by modern standards it is still comfortable to use. The results are
terrific, showing off the quality of the Minolta lens and the auto focus
is fast and accurate. The picture at the bottom was a spur of the moment
scene. As I was leaving the park I heard an excited squawking behind me, I
turned around and saw the swan coming in on the pond and the goose,
realizing he was in the way, panicking to get out. In a flash I pointed
the camera zoomed in and fired and much to my surprise I got the shot.