Tag Archives: Minolta

Building a Konica Minolta Honda CBR 600 rr Motorcycle

Yeah, I know. A motorcycle post on a photography blog is kind of a stretch.

But it’s a Minolta Honda CBR 600 rr. Ain’t nothing better than that.

It’s cool. The only thing that would be better is if the Honda were black and it had the early Minolta font. But the machine is still striking.

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Now check out this Honda CBR 600 rr:

And here’s a close-up with some nice exhaust sounds:

Fred Miranda Photography Forum

I thought I would continue writing about some interesting photography forums that I’ve found. FredMiranda.com has a nice forum.

This is a general purpose forum. It has gear discussion, photo assignments, contests, and critiques.

Not all posts seem to get responses, yet it does seem to be a very active forum with very helpful members.

The main attraction for me there is the Alternative Gear & Lenses Forum I always can find something to sink my teeth into when considering alternative gear. There’s some great stuff there including using older Pentax or Minolta lenses on newer Canon bodies and things like that.

It also has Nikon and Canon SLR forums as well as one for pro digital photography.

The site includes a store, articles and essays, and software plug-ins for sale. I have not purchased anything from them, however. I’ve only gone there to read the forums.

It’s worth checking out.

Jim Buchanan

While I was out looking at possible adapters for Minolta lenses to Canon EOS bodies, I ran across Jim Buchanan. His adapters seem very popular. I haven’t used them, but I found a several positive mentions of his work on forums.

Here is Jim Buchanan’s site. I’ll let you know if I end up using him.